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What would you like your epitaph to be?

I am sure it has occurred to you that one day your time on earth will come to an end. And for me – the way it will come to an end – often scares me. And then you will be buried somewhere and people will gather around you to have a last look at you and some might commemorate you. After you are buried a headstone with your epitaph is inscribed for an elegant and befitting memorial tribute for generations to see.

Once a person said, “I don’t care what people would say about me once am dead.” But a few will, a few wise people will.

Here’s the question:
What would you like your epitaph to be on your headstone?

It is by the way you live now, you write our own funeral speech. So if one was read out for you today, how would it sound? It is a period of mourning of course, and so I am sure that everyone would want to honour the dead by saying nice things about him or her. A good funeral speech is far from the last word.

Here are some who had it this way on their stone:

Poof! That was fun.

Yay, it’s over!

Do not weep at my burial pit.

I’ll be back!

You are next!

Totally worth it!

I am not leaving you this soon!

When you seriously start thinking about what your eulogy would say then maybe you will notice some real transformations taking place in you. So give it a solemn thought!

Though life is tough, the lessons we learn from it are worth it, and it eventually helps us to live a life worthy of the best eulogy imaginable. So live wise, love life and live strong, God is on our side.

The routine of life must be “happiness and hard work” and it would be preposterous for you to waste your life doing unworthy stuff and living in oblivion. You can make your life uninspiring, dull and monotonous by the way you live.

Change it! Get God! Get help! And live life to the fullest! You have a long way to go!

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Proverbs 21:21 says this:

Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honour.

Psalm 16:11 

You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever. 

 

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Is there more to life than Woody Allen thinks?


Is there more to life than Woody Allen thinks?

PHILLIP BLEECKER MAY 27, 2015 LIFE LEAVE A COMMENT

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“What is life about? I’m gonna get old. I’m gonna die. My loved ones are gonna die…. What is gonna happen to me?”

These important questions were given added weight this week when the celebrated actor and director Woody Allen asked them in a room filled with celebrities and reporters at the Cannes Film Festival. Allen was discussing his new movie when he was asked why he, a man who has built his career on light-hearted comedies and dramas, made such a dark and depressing movie.

No one expected Allen’s answer.

“We live in a random Universe and you’re living a meaningless life, and everything you create in your life, or do, is going to vanish”

“There’s no positive answer to the grim reality of life…. Because in the end it [life] has no meaning. We live in a random Universe and you’re living a meaningless life, and everything you create in your life, or do, is going to vanish, and the Earth will vanish and the Sun will burn out and the universe will be gone.”

There was a polite, nervous laughter from the audience as he spoke that seemed to beg Allen to stop talking. The room grew tense as he spoke.

Allen continued, “Therefore, my conclusion, is that the only possible way you can beat it a little bit is through distraction…. So that’s what I do. I distract myself. And making movies is a wonderful distraction.”

Now here is what is amazing – Woody Allen is being completely honest here, and many other people share his beliefs. When you have no answers to life’s most persistent questions, it is best to avoid thinking about them. But is there more to life than Woody Allen thinks?

as believers in Christ, we have a story that answers the doubt, fear and hopelessness Woody Allen is expressing

Hear me, Christian, and be encouraged – as believers in Christ, we have a story that answers the doubt, fear and hopelessness Woody Allen is expressing. Our story is bigger, deeper, and more beautiful story than this world can imagine.

We were separated from God and from one another. We were, indeed, hopeless. Our sin and rebellion separated us from God and we deserved death. Then He did something unimaginable – God sent His Son Jesus to live among us to live a perfect life. Jesus loved us with such a passion and ferocity that the world has never been the same, and He demonstrated that love by willingly dying as a punishment for our sins in our place. He died the death we should have died. By trusting in Him, we are made ambassadors to tell the world of His great story.

Because of Jesus, you and I get to be the storytellers, the proclaimers of this great and glorious truth. We get to tell people who are lost in hopelessness and despair and boredom that Jesus is the answer to our deepest fears, that we don’t have a meaningless existence whose only comfort is found in distraction. We are caught up in the narrative of heaven, and you and I are partakers in God’s great love story to the world. As Christians, we are not just saved from hell and damnation, but also saved to be salt and light to the people around us.

ExploreGod asked people from all over the world if their life had meaning and what they thought it was. If someone asked you, what would you say?

What is the meaning of Life


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