It’s true, you know.
Compassion is a beautiful thing.
Don’t just sympathize. Do something to help someone in need. This is good advice for me, too. With Christmas coming up and the idea of St. Nicholas (giving to those in need with a gracious heart), I think it’s appropriate to share some ideas for ways we can easily help others in need.
With a grateful heart, when we know we do not deserve what we have, we can receive joy in the giving!
Just a quick poem I wrote for a friend…kinda-sorta.
Victor B. over at The Veronese Dragon decided to ask the hard questions in life!
Well, I’ll give it a go! :)
What is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything? :-)
On that note, what is your personal meaning of life, and success, and happiness?
The answer to the ultimate question of life – everything – is obviously pie. Yes, I spelled that correctly. P-I-E. Huckleberry pie to be more specific.
Only kidding! I don’t know the answer to the ultimate question, because I don’t know the actual question. The second question, I can definitely answer, though.
“…but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 You might be saying, “Huh?” What does that have to do with anything?” Well, for my part, it is everything. Apart from the grace of God, my life would be without meaning. Success would become purely selfish-gain, and happiness would be measured by the “next big thing.”
Don’t get me wrong! I’m not perfect. I can be uber-selfish and strive to please myself above anyone else. I can have temporary success in my pursuits and even find happiness for a time. The problem is – it’s temporary.
The only thing that brings me constant meaning in my life, the kind that satisfies to the core, is walking in a close relationship with the God who created me. I’m designed and made for that specific purpose, and it’s because of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ that I have a constant source of hope. Knowing him, following in faith, meditating on God’s Word, and looking to please him bring me deep meaning which leads to peace, joy, gratitude, humbleness, faith, love, compassion, empathy, and even success.
“Philosophers can debate the meaning of life, but you need a Lord who can declare the meaning of life.”
― Max Lucado,
“I do not live when I loose belief in the existence of God. I should long ago have killed myself had I not had a dim hope of finding Him. I live really live only when I feel him and seek Him”
Thanks for the question, Victor.
I appreciate how I really have to think about these questions.
In giving honest answers, I have to step out of my comfort zone.
I’m grateful to you for taking the time to read along with me. I know I’m random, but I hope it only helps you appreciate your own quirks.
Embrace who you are! You are made beautiful.