One degree can freeze while another degree can melt, but in reality the same degree does both, for water freezes at 32 and ice melts also at 32! And so reality is composed of tests, trials and temptations, more like three intersections which lead back to one!
And so it is with belief. Belief leads to three intersections and those three intersections in turn return to one. One can wait to die and find not. Or one can fight the good fight to know and to obey the call of life to life and become the answer, the answer which gives life no matter what the wilderness, no matter what the darkness and no matter what the emptiness.
Thus, becoming the answer is the third intersection, but it really is as the only one because the rest are no more or are as if they never were.