Life and Its Meaning
The Bible book of Job, found in the so-called Old Testament, reads at Job 14:1, 2, “Man, born of woman, Is short-lived and filled with trouble. He comes up like a blossom and then withers away; He flees like a shadow and disappears."
How well I know the truth of those words. I find I am encountering small health issues fast and furious. I say small, but frankly, I'm finding them cumulative and suspect it won't be long before I 'flee like a shadow and disappear.'
Like probably every one of my readers attended high school (if not college) and are feeling the fact that fellow students are growing older. The football team have pot bellies, poorer vision, and possibly arthritis.
How many of your former students (perhaps, friends) have left "the land of those living"? Are you feeling a bit misty of eye at the thought they are no longer with you? I know I am. Most of them were not my friends, but I valued their lives and wished the best for them. Besides, their passing is part of your world, part of your memories, isn't it?
Remember when your school counselors asked you what you wanted to do with your life? Likely you gave them an answer. Perhaps you were among the fortunate who achieved your desires. Even so, probably also you are retired or will be before long. Another generation that was asked what it wanted to do with their lives, strives to step into your shoes.
Does it not make you ask the question you asked when you were a young person, but forgot... What is the meaning of life?
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