Monday 1 July 2013

Enough ignorance

During a moment of small group we began to delve into theological and metaphysical questions of life, without coming to any conclusion. Then we turned our thoughts to one of the wisest books of the Bible - Ecclesiastes, that discusses issues like ours. The conclusion of the author (or authors because the authorship is historically controverted) is that, in the end, "all is vanity and striving after wind" (Eccl. 2:17).

I was thinking perhaps it is. Perhaps if we think too much and we want to get the answers to all our questions, we get to this point that everything here is worth up to snuff and even more precious awaits us in heaven. Maybe because everything we see / live the most wonderful here does not compare to what we see / live there, with the Father. Everything should be vanity.

However, today I woke up with the thought that this level of understanding can prevent us from enjoying what God has for us HERE. God did not send us to this life on vacation or to stay bored waiting for eternity. There is a purpose. And for us to enjoy what that purpose is, we need a minimum of ignorance to be happy.

(Ignorance? WHAT??)

Calm down! Let me explain: live life wondering about the meaning of all things distracts us from the main purpose - LIVE! One day we will get all the answers in person, from the mouth of Him, who made them all. Until then, relax and live.

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