So what's it all about? Does my
life make a difference? And why is this question so
important? Does life have value at
all? Even if so, why not put off wrestling with the question of meaning
of life till
later in life?
Or you may struggle
with cynicism about whether the right conclusions make any difference. If
so, please consider the
importance of right conclusions and of overcoming
How can we touch and engage
meaning of life? How do
we deal with our longing to
connect with God?
What is the basic story of history and
the "big picture"
in which we may understand our lives? We need an understanding of the context in which the pressures and
challenges we feel make sense. Two things will help...
Here is a summary of the
overarching story (or "Meta-Narrative") of
life which helps an often chaotic life make sense.
Secondly I invite you to clarify your worldview.
The power of our worldview lies in the fact that it is a collection of our underlying beliefs and assumptions which color all
our thinking, yet in many lives is not examined openly. Here is why I believe
our worldview to be foundational to all else...
As we advance in our
journey, if all is well, we are in fact engaged in two journeys:
Inward" and "Journey Outward"
- and invariably our destinies - are foundationally and ultimately shaped by
that to which we say
"yes" and "no"
In this process
we are greatly influenced by the ideas of friends and books. Both should
be chosen carefully:
On choosing friends and books
Some fear death
and others ignore it. Yet, until we face our mortality we miss a
valuable focus adding meaning to our lives:
Mortality and How to Benefit from It
from our mortality in this life it is also wise to use this life very
consciously and deliberately to prepare for what follows:
Preparation for Eternity
When the time
comes we will experience the consequence both in the life to come and
others will continue to experience the consequence of our lives on this
What will I leave those who follow?
Some say life is
short. I've found it to be so. As such I've come to highly value the
time I'm given.
To those use time casually, I ask that you read:
Time: our only non-renewable resource
To those who work or play too hard I ask you read these reflections following an unexpected death: