ALBERT Einstein once observed that “there are two ways to live: one is as if nothing is a miracle; the other as if everything is”.
Jean-Paul Sartre, not a believer in miracles, said “I exist, that is all, and I find it nauseating.” But Christian author A.W.Tozer countered that with the thought that if you think God away, the naturally man has no ground of existence.
If this existence is a cosmic fluke, then our being is an exercise in futility. It has no purpose.
There will come a time when no one will be alive to remember that we even
existed. All that mankind thought and did will be for nothing.
The alternative view is that we are here to attain eternal union with our brothers and sisters, and with the Divine. We are here to love and to be loved. We are here to complete ourselves
Writer and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel said our obligation was to give meaning to existence and in doing so to overcome the passive, indifferent life.
“Life is a gift and meaning is its reward,” he said. “The meaning of life is to be found in every encounter. Every moment is a moment of grace.”
Humorist Garrison Keillor said we are all here to know and serve God.
“It’s clear truth that, like the nose on your face, is near at hand and easily discernible but can make you dizzy if you try to focus on it hard.But a little faith will see you through.”