THE FOLLOWING BLOG POST IS STRICTLY PERSONAL OPINION.
My early morning cigarette on the sidewalk came across this:
It’s not about God nor his Son, Jesus that stirred up my mind. It’s the ‘eternal life’ that did. Then I quickly searched ‘eternal life’ on Google, quickly went through it. I only did go through the books from the New Testament since this verse is from the New Testament.
It seems to me that none of the books really addressed on how to obtain this ‘eternal life’. This is strictly personal opinion. Nothing against any religion, faith or belief.
Eternal life, to me, is finding a purpose in life. The purpose is that God has granted you and me a life to live.
Yes, in scientific terms is the sperm and the egg meets; cells begin to multiply to form an embryo and so forth… But the miracle of a chance that the sperm and the egg meets is by chance or in the hands of God? Then, one might ask that the miracle that out of all the humans in the world, the opportunity that you and me are able to find the one person that carries the miracle of creating a life is a miracle itself?
I believe that God not only gave us an opportunity to live in this world but that we are all born with a positive outlook in life in living that purpose of doing good deeds. New borns are all born with the first gasp of oxygen, it’s like a deep breath that we all do when times are tough, doesn’t it? It tells me that since the day that we are born, life is tough and it’s never easy. Then, (I think) since I’ve never been in a delivery room, where new borns starts to cry? An additional aspect that life is not only tough as shit but we are destined to shed quite a few tears with pain. However, most of us are then cleaned up and wrapped in soft linen and held in the arms of our mothers and fathers. That’s an encouraging thought, isn’t it?
To me, if the concepts of a positive outlook, a purpose in life, doing good deeds are all in our hearts and mind, aren’t we following the footsteps of the Son of God, Jesus Christ. This actually came up while I had a discussion with one of my cousin. She asked me my views on Jesus. This was what I answered.
Then the question becomes: There’s only one Jesus, one Son of God, or that anyone can be the Son/Daughter of God if we all emulate the good deeds that Jesus did according to his disciples on the different books in The Bible?
‘Eternal life’ might be being able to ‘Rest in Peace’. Whether heaven exists or not, who knows. However, being able to be in ‘peace’ is probably that you have nothing in your mind before your last breath on Earth. The rest is leaving in the hands of God?
This quote comes to mind as I write about this topic:
“To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Well, what does this quote have to do with anything on ‘eternal life’? It’s on success. The success of living a life that has a positive outlook, a purpose in life, doing good deeds is a form of defining success with a condition that you might be able to ‘rest in peace’ that leads to ‘eternal life’ in the hands of God?
One last thought on ‘eternal life’ is being able to be with your loved ones? Finding those who love you for who you are and you loving them for who they are does help along the tough road in life. These are the ones that helps us to continue our road to possibly become a son/daughter of God.
Out of the loved ones,
there is always one very special and dear to you?
Who would that be?
The love of your life.