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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The meaning of life. By Faith Bogdan
As promised, the meaning of life....
The meaning (essence) of life is relationship. Everything is in
relationship--from subatomic particles to parts of a cell to numbers to
stars and galaxies. It takes things being in proper relationship to make
for harmony--on a micro and macro level.
Humans are also in relationship with each other, of course. Only it's no longer so proper, as it used to be. We
were once so transparent we could walk around unclothed with total
abandon. There was complete trust--no head games. We
really--really--knew how to love each other.
Then some little
devil sold us a lie that we could do this own our own, be our own god,
master the art of relationship without the instruction of the ultimate
Artist. And we've been frantically hiding behind fig leaves ever since.
Now it's all about covering for ourselves. Protecting the great Me,
hiding behind masks, building walls for the preservation of the vast
empire of Self.
It was better in the garden of Others, being
ruled by the One who turned our faces upward and our arms outward from
day one. He knew that was the only way we'd be happy.
But no, we told ourselves. We know how to be others-centered on our own.
How's that working out for us?
Patient, He is. He came to show us how, once again. He allowed himself
to be stripped of all the fig leaves we tried so desperately to cover
him with, laid bare to reveal a heart willing to die to bring us back
into proper relationship. With Him, and with each other.
Some dare follow.
Written (and used with permission) by my good friend and fellow-writer, Faith Bogdan. You will be wise to visit her blog and enjoy her practical insights. http://www.faithbogdan.com