Mary Elizabeth Mastroantonio says these upsetting words in the movie January Man, as they were about to capture a mass murderer. If we believe this, then we are born, we live for 60, 70, or 80 years and then we die. And all our deeds die with us.
So, why do these small, insignificant words matter?
Life is eternal; when our soul was implanted in our mother’s womb, we did not begin life, an important event occurred, our soul began a material existence. Then, when we are born, our life again goes through a change, we cease being fed and nurtured by God and our mother’s body and begin an independent life, spiritual and material. Unfortunately, as we age, we leave the spiritual side behind, placing it aside until we die, when we return to spirituality.
As we walk through our mortal lives, we are driven by stress producing physical and mental illness. Our bodies affect all types of problems for us. We are on a never-ending roller coaster of health and happiness, being controlled by our humanity. But think about this for a moment; before we are conceived and after our bodies dies, we live in an eternal world where these mortal failures do not exist. We are spiritual; we do not need to succumb to these short-lived material deficiencies in our eternal lives.
Turn around! Open your eyes to Truth, to Wisdom, to God’s Love for us. God does not give us sickness and short lives; in God’s world we are eternal. Our futures are not problematic, are not hopeless. There are no false doctrines or dogmas hindering our spiritual growth. The is no bitter disillusionment. So, in 100 years, we will not be dead; we will be enjoying and eternal life of God’s Love.
©Russell Kendall Carter
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