I am a sleeper cell, but not the kind your mind thinks of when reading the term sleeper cell.
The sleeper cell I am exudes light when darkness is confronted.
What seems to be asleep within me never actually sleeps, but acts on its own; myself simply being an instrument.
To some, I am a light, to others, their death nail.
An identity can be a dangerous thing and also a good thing.
Identity can be arbitrary for some people while being empty of much meaning for other people.
For some people, when holding onto a particular identity, they have forsaken themselves for the sake of others.
For others, their identity has taught them to violently or spitefully eliminate foreign identities.
History's telling narrative shows how people, united under a popular identity, have worked together to reach certain ends, some noble, others ignoble.
Consider your heritage, your lineage, your culture, your religious leanings, your understanding of the world, your nation's history and even your family tree.
For some of you, the story is one of great triumph in the face of overwhelming obstacles.
For some others, you are on the side of the Victor.
For others, it may be obscure and unclear.
And for some of you, it may be embarrassing, but you're not embarrassed, not aware.
Yet isn't it interesting how values have been formulated out of an identity.
The ways governments have been ruled depends on the accepted identity of any given people.
The manner a foreign people is dealt with depends on the identity of both sides; mostly how that foreigner is perceived.
I am an identity which isn't popular, although many claim it along with me.
My identity, my sleeper cell, is this:
But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of Him everywhere. For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task? Unlike so many, we do not peddle the Word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God.
- 2 Corinthians 2: 14-17