Sophia Sunday: "Trapped"

Sophia "Trapped" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Sophia "Trapped"

I am beautiful.

I am free.

I am wise.

I am Sophia.

How did I get here?
How did I come to this?
Why am I in these chains?

Why am I locked in a dark cellar surrounded
by things that degrade and dehumanize me?

Especially words. Words that are meant to shame, subdue and enslave me.

And they do
because I let them.

Confession: I entered into this relationship because I wanted to. I was not forced. It was my choice. I was free. Although I couldn't have known at the time, I was also free to submit myself to a cruel master hiding in wait behind beautiful promises.

I signed up for this. But I had no idea what "this" was.

It was a craftily laid trap!

But my wisdom was young. Like a child's. My trust was naive. Like a child's.

For a long time I believed that things weren't really that bad.
Then when I realized they were, I hoped that I could, with endless effort,
change them.
Finally, I had to admit: I was trapped.

Yes, I walked into it. No, I did not mean to be caged.

My exterior life was poor.
However, my inner life was rich.

And somehow I knew, I just knew,
that one day this would release me, liberate me, and save me.

Indeed, I would save myself!

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