No, I don’t have another story about the twelve year old philosopher, Will. Although, he is coming for a visit soon, and we are hoping to obtain much wisdom during his stay. No this is about that part of us that gets things accomplished. We all exert from time to time physical will. Whether it is merely to get up from a chair to go to the refrigerator, or the physical will to run a 5k Mud run, which Jeremy has signed up for. I have asked for lots of pictures.

Then there is mental will. Once again, there are lots of examples from finishing a term paper to centering prayer, from taking the mathematical number pi out as far as you can in decimals to doing the crossword. We exercise mental will over and over many times a day.

Finally, there is spiritual will. No true work can ever be accomplished until purposed and directed by spiritual will, and such work never fails. The spiritual will is divine, and we need only allow its powerful currents flow through us. Think of the phrase “let God do his will through us.” When we have adjusted our lives to spiritual will and right purposes every experience will be transmitted into wisdom.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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  1. Superbly said, Webster.

    “Something said well is something well-said, but something said superbly is a poem.” — Lewis Turco

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