Would, should, but could? That’s the option that hangs between abilities. Can you walk? Could you cross that river? Can you trapeeze? Could you bungee jump? Can you breathe? Could you live? Can we agree? Could you accept one another? Can we not kill? Could we not hate? Can we care that we dont care….

here’s where it should be ‘would’ve, but could becomes the more used word, because we may say, “Nah I cannot!” “I could not.”

FMF writers


6 thoughts on “Could?

  1. Your post reminded that there are times when my decision is based, not on lack of ability, but unwillingness. During those times, a helpful and perhaps needed prayer, in the words of my favorite Bible teacher is, “God, fix my want to.” Visiting from FMF.

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  2. There really is a discipline to saying yes. Sounds silly yet even little humans learn β€œNO” almost from birth. So when do we say yes? perhaps we should practice in the little things.

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  3. There are many nuances shall/should, can/could, will/would… Should indicates a knowledge of what is required – I should wash my hands before eating. Would points to a desire or in some cases lack of desire. To me would is the excuse word – I would wash my hands if there was soap/time/access. However it seems to me that could is dependent on ability – if I was taller I could wash my hands. All three, could, would, should, are words of regret. It is grace that provides us with a means to turn could to can, should to shall, and would to will!

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