Sunday Sermonette -The meaning of Life
“Life is what we make believe it is. Nothing more.”
From — Yours—A Rich, Full Life! by Rev. Todd
What we need to know as humans starts simple and grows into something big and special.
As a small child, we would be served well if we were not taught that we were bad or stupid or dirty. What a harmful message just about every child received.
Another was, “No! Don’t do that!” This lead to “I can’t!” A truly useless affirmation!
Then we were taught “You better do what I said or you’re gonna get it when your father comes home!” This taught us “I gotta or I must.”
The poor child is going around with this in his/her head, “I gotta…but I can’t!”
What could incapacitate someone more than that brain chatter?
If we are blessed by someone, we learn to “Do the right thing.”
The insinuation is that you know what serves and what harms.
This gives you the power of choice.
Maybe you learned something about love, gratitude, respect, and trust in yourself
and your Creator. If so, you were blessed above most people.
If you later realized the need to give up resentment and fear and to replace them with love,
caring and forgiveness. With these tools in hand, you are a powerful being,
choosing the highest and best for all. This is the highest human life available,
this is wisdom and intelligence.
So is there more?
Yes, there is “Awareness.” This is the person who is said to have “Awakened.”
This life leads to the ultimate, which is Enlightenment.
These last two are not human wisdom. They are our association with the Divine
and can’t really be taught…but the very aspiration to be enlightened will take you on
a journey through mistakes and errors that will show you how to “Surrender.”
This is the last human step before Enlightenment…a place of pure bliss and freedom
that supersedes any possible human temporary happiness.
Where is your journey headed?
Toward ‘I gotta but I can’t’ or ‘I am filled with peace and joy?’
Pick your path wisely!
“The only contest we face on earth is the contest between fear and faith.
With fear, life is imprisonment. With faith, life is joyous and free. “
Remember: In the game of Life, who loves the most—WINS!
Author: “Yours-A Rich, Full Life!”