Monday, January 9, 2012

Chasing The Dream. Is It Meaningless?

What's the purpose in life? What are we here for? What's to be gained? Eat, drink, and be merry? Or is there more to it Even kings of old have pondered the questions of life. The people change, but the questions remain the same.

Imagine having all you could want at your fingertips, and the power to give or take. Imagine actually having indulged in every pleasure life can afford! Wealth, wine, women. The modern-day rock star lifestyle was coveted centuries ago ...and, apparently, drove toward the same questions at the end.... is this it? What now? I have "accomplished"! Is there more? It's no wonder the addict isn't completed with her last "high"! Do we wonder why the rich and famous' desires are never quenched? Always striving for more. What does it mean to be truly content. Is that the view of the lazy person today?

The biblical book of Ecclesiastes ponders all these questions, and many more ....coming from a guy who's been there, done that. If we're gonna' "want more" out of life do we want to know what the end of the rainbow looks like. Was it worth it? Was it what you expected, as good as you expected? I have many, many questions for this supposed "wise man". What did your dad teach you .....about wealth, things, relationships? Was it meaningful, or meaningless ....striving after the wind? I wanna' know, so I'll know which rabbit to chase through life.

"Chasing The Dream" -Ecclessiastes ....Sunday evenings winter study at Mt Pisgah in Jonesboro, AR.