“Be” is a fascinating word. It more than captures
the attention and rigorously stimulates the
imagination. It is everything to everyone all
the time, yet poses a formidable challenge to
be harnessed and presented in a meaningful
way. The word “be” is most often coupled with
“to” usually in a passive form. However, great
implications result when the action verb form
of “be” is used. This has to do with a conscious
identity of active being. The Biblical text,
Micah 6:8, “to act justly and to love mercy and
to walk humbly with your God” (NIV), clearly
emphasises the active form of “be”.
Smith Simmons, Ella
"To Be or Not to Be,"
TEACH Journal of Christian Education: Vol. 6
, Article 2.
Available at: https://research.avondale.edu.au/teach/vol6/iss1/2