Ronin of the Spirit

Because reality is beautiful.

The price

They say everyman has a price. He has the things that he loves and holds dear to heart, but somewhere in his heart he has price. He has this one thing that he would trade for everything. He would turn his back on his best friend, walk away from his wife and family, his career. In short he would walk away from everything that defines him…

A man’s price is what he feels his real identity is. Not the identity that fate and compromise has given him, but the one thing that his soul cries out to be. Most men never learn their price, some men know it from the start of their adult lives. The rare “True Believer” is the man who truly knows his price. He has stared his price in the face. He has pondered his price and the prize it buys and found it inconsequential to a belief. Instead holding in secret the one thing for which he would trade his identity, he has made a public confession to a belief that now owns him. The “True Believer” has no identity to die in exchange for his one thing. His one thing is his public belief.

The man without price cannot be bribed. You cannot change his beliefs by taking his things, his family, his very life. He already sold them all, and know merely holds them in escrow for his belief.

He cannot be killed, only martyred. He cannot be made to feel anything. Emotions are the product of our experiences. He has died to the experiences that he had before he believed. The “True Believer” paid his price already. He fears nothing. There is nothing to take away from him. There is nothing to give him.

October 27, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. This is really good, and so true. It reminds me of a saying I have heard.” If you have nothing to die for then you have nothing to live for”

    There is one thing and one thing only that we were made for and when we come to the realization of what it is we will give every thing to do it.

    God had a price, and he gave everything to have what he want, fellowship with man. He shed His own blood for us. All he expects is to get all of that which He paid for, and that is all of us.

    Your right Israel, it’s all about the price. The price he was will to pay for us which motivates us to give Him all that he purchasers

    Comment by nana | November 6, 2007 | Reply

  2. You can’t kill a man living for eternity. Really all your doing is helping him out.

    Comment by nana | November 6, 2007 | Reply

  3. Hey Israel this is Marieke. I found those last few sentences really moving.

    Comment by nana | November 6, 2007 | Reply

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