Monday, August 4, 2008

Why Go On Living

Q: I don’t see any reason for life. Why should I, or anyone else, go on? What is the meaning of life and why am I on this earth? To be spit on by every person who thinks they’re better than me? Can you answer that?

A: God loves us more than we could ever know and He didn’t put us here to be miserable. The only reason that God ever had for creating us is so that He could love us. In fact, God didn’t have to create you, he could have created someone totally different, someone smarter, someone stronger or more talented, but no, God wanted You, He created You. He loves you so much that He sacrificed His only Son so that you can be with Him in heaven.

We weren't put on this earth to be put down by others, though God does teach us that we should turn the other cheek. We should love our neighbors even if they hate our guts. If we hate them back then that’s just going to increase their dislike for us. Really, when we hold a grudge on someone, we’re hurting ourselves more than anyone else. It’ll take a bit of effort, but if you do your best to love others, it’s really a whole lot easier in the long run. Who knows, they might see that despite their detestable feelings for you that you love them anyway, and that might really move them.

The meaning of life is simple. We were put here to love God, serve God, and know God. Now, how do we do that? Well, first of all you can’t do one of these without the other two. It’s all or nothing. We can’t really love anyone without making a choice first. So, we’ve got to choose and we have to pray. Pray everyday, even if it’s just five minutes. It doesn’t matter as long as you do it. Be sincere, if you don’t believe in God, or you don’t think He loves you, then just ask Him.

Remember, “An infinite reward is worth a finite wager” –Blaise Pascal.