My Friday thoughts bellow:
Maybe we would argue that we’re living for our husbands or wives. Maybe our mom or dad, or a grandparent. Maybe it’s a little brother or sister. Maybe it’s our children. Or a friend. Who do you live for?
Whether we like it or not, it’s hard not to live for ourselves. Selfishness is an unfortunate characteristic that tends to permeate the human race. We all act selfish sometimes. Maybe we think that’s okay; sometimes we need a little “me” time. But then, that’s not necessarily selfishness.
Are we called to live selflessly? Or are we called just to make ourselves feel happy, and we can help others whenever we feel like it, or when we feel that it’s right to?
Is life meant to be lived based off of our feelings, or principles?
Who do you live for?
The answer might be able to be found by answering “who” you live for, but maybe you should ask “why?”. Why are you alive? Why are you here? Have you ever wondered that? Do you honestly think you exist just because you exist? Or do we all have a purpose? Are we all meant to behave in a certain way?
I’m a deeply religious person. All these questions have answers for me. I may not always understand the answers, but they’re there. I have a light. My light is God, and the lantern that bears this light is the Church.
If you’re in the dark when it comes to these questions, maybe you should join the light, and be a part of the lantern.
Who do you live for? Do you love for you? And if you give of yourself to others, what part? How much?
I believe—no, I know—that we are all alive in order to become a gift to another person. Or a gift to many people. We are alive, we are “why”, in order to live and die for each other. The world’s about love. I think everyone knows that. I think most religions preach that. You don’t have to be a Christian to believe that.
Doing what’s best for each other. Putting the good of others first. Giving. Living. Dying. Fighting. And most importantly, sacrificing.
Do you agree with that definition? Good, then you agree with me when I say that love isn’t all about feeling.
Why love? Take the words of my man SJP2: “The only kind of treatment that human beings deserve is love”
That’s right. All humans deserve love. And that’s the only thing they deserve. Why? Just ’cause they’re human and they can be loved.