The Sacred Identity Project is my personal blog exploring the sacredness found around certain highly curious creatures (known as human beings) and the rest of creation. In brief, I envision this journey to be filled with Biblical research, introspection, and various personal and general narratives. I may delve into a passage of Scripture. I may write a poem. I may write a story. I may be happy, grieving, or angry. I may write about these feelings. This blog hopes to be a sacred space that tells the story of sacred identity where the reader finds that they are not alone.
This blog also will be a part of my story of exploration. As such, it reflects my own views. As I explore various topics (e.g. suffering, forgiveness, or sacredness) I will express it through my own philosophy, but this will be in conversation with other sources and discussions. As I look at models of self-care, I will share not only objectivity but possibly subjectivity.
I am therefore treating this blog like my own playground where I allow myself the safety and freedom to have fun, get out of my head, and not overthink (too much). 🙂
I may be controversial to normative thinking within my socio-cultural circles. That frightens me a bit. It places me in a place of risk and trouble. Why is it that we do not share our views more freely? What consequences are so haunting that we are willing to move into a cave within our inner world and hide our authentic selves? Perhaps a bit of the answer can be found in the artful fiction of theologian C.S. Lewis.
“Bent creatures are full of fears” ― C.S. Lewis,
This blog therefore seeks to be authentically brave.
© M. Keith Sartin, Jr.