WHAT YOU ARE
Simple? A human being? God’s creation? An astounding
‘development’ in the universe? An awareness with purpose …
without purpose?? You should know. You should be able to
answer the question “What are you?” Mmm? Perhaps the following
will ‘help’. Hope so.
Hey!! You can read. You ain’t no gerbil.
You can sing, dance, howl at the moon. Nothing you can’t do.
Mmm? Soo … imagine … at this moment … a little old man is
speaking to you:
Nice to meet you.
What a nice face you have; friendly.
And that nose: Your grandmother’s?
Soo … you want to know what you are?
Look in the mirror … is that you?
Yes? Kind of? No?
Let’s sort this out. You need to know.
Could be important … understanding what makes you YOU.
How ‘bout some relevant
- Do you think creation
has purpose? Do you believe you have a purpose?
- Do you feel deep down
that love is your ultimate goal?
- What makes you happy?
Can happiness last?
- Does aging threaten
- Do you try to ignore
the certainty of death?
- Does a belief in
something or someone assuage your fears, give you hope?
- Do you have complete
confidence that your beliefs will guide you through life
efficiently … effectively towards a rewarding afterlife?
- Has refuge in prayer
and congregations provided a sense of purpose, an abiding
- Does your adherence to
what you have been taught about God impede ‘speculation’? Do
you think you were created without resources to understand …
- Are human beings unique
in the natural world?
- Can everyone find
- Could this be the
ultimate purpose of life?
- Either there is a
purpose for life or there is not.
- If there is no ultimate
purpose than all that you do is meaningless. For all earthly
‘life’ dissembles … dissolves.
- If there is a reason
for your existence, it must have something to do with
survival beyond the dissolution of your body.
- You should be able to
ascertain how this survival is possible.
Could it be that you possess
unique abilities that set you apart from all else in nature?
Might these abilities be unique to you and found nowhere else in
the natural world?
Is your capacity to love the most obvious indication of a power
and purpose that transcends the mundane and the transitory?
What do you think? Maybe you can find some answers, understand a
little more clearly what you are and why you exist. Nothing
wrong with trying to make sense of it all. You've been trying
PROCEED - WHAT YOU
ARE, PART 2
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