Saturday, 7 September 2013

Life as we know it


Life is a journey. Like every other journey, it has a starting point. You had no choice about it, of course, any more than you had a choice about your parents or the color of your eyes or your race or gender. But the minute you were born you embarked on a journey – the journey of life

And like every other journey, it has an end. It may come suddenly and unexpectedly, or after years of declining health – but it will come, and like your birth, you’ll have no choice about it. You can ignore it or laugh at it, but that won’t change its inevitability. A wise poet once said that death comes equally to us all and makes us all equal when it comes. 

But like every other journey, it also has a middle – and that is our real journey: those years between our birth and our death. For some it is tragically brief. For most of us, however, our life’s journey will last many years, moving successfully from childhood to adolescence and young adulthood, then on through the middle years to old age.

Like birth and death, this part of the journey is also inevitable. Try as we might, we can’t turn back the clock or stop the relentless march of time.

It's funny how, in this journey of life, even though we may begin at different times and places, our paths cross with others so that we may share our love, compassion, observations, and hope. This is a design of God that I appreciate and cherish.

Note:- "If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there - Alice in Wonderland"

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