This 24-hr piece of your life is called
... Make the most of it!
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We all kind of know, in the back of our minds, that we live on a giant BALL and that it revolves around another giant ball of hot GAS floating somewhere in space.
But, sometimes we don't really BELIEVE it until we see a total eclipse ... where everything is all perfectly lined up and we go
Am I a descendent
of a Gorilla? Maybe a
new improved Monkey?
Of all the places in the universe, how did I end up being born on this particular obscure planet -- naked and without anything to protect me?
Stone Age guys probably wondered the same thing when they relaxed in their rock gardens and looked up at the night sky.
Here I am stuck in a temporary body on a insignificant rock somewhere in space. Right now I'm here ... at one time I wasn't; and, before long I won't be again. So is my life, or anybody else’s who has ever lived on the planet, meaningful in the grand scheme of things?
Will our lives mean anything a hundred years from now?
Life is fragile and whether we're 28 or 98-years old we’re ALL headed for the same thing ... a screeching HALT. Facing the end can be scary because it's something we have to do ALONE.
There seems to be something MORE to Human Beings than the chemical sum of our parts!
It can be observed in the ART and MUSIC we create ... and, of course, in that mysterious thing called LOVE.
Chemically our bodies are the same the moment we DIE, but something weightless, intangible and beautiful suddenly LEAVES.
So, what do YOU think?
Looking up at all that SPACE above us and how planets & stars move across the sky, there appears to be some kind of DESIGN to it.
Is there also a - "MIND" behind it all?
if the CREATOR is "all-powerful & merciful" as many religions say - why is there so much SUFFERING in the world?
Well, here's a possible thought ... In order to express LOVE, each of us needs to have FREE-will to do it, right? ... AND, for that to happen - the Creator would have to relinquished part of his "all-powerfulness" for it to be fully FREE, The trade-off, of course, is that ... HATE can also happen ... it's our decision!
If it should be true (that He's not all-powerful), we should probably re-evaluate prayers we make asking Him to control the actions of others ...
like protecting the people of Ukraine from the Russian invasion.
It also means that WE are the only ones able to alleviate a lot of suffering in the world.
But, if we're going to do it, we need to get STARTED. Our time is limited.