Considering Our Ways

Life Itself


There are lots of reasons to be unhappy in life

to feel that we’re missing it
that it’s less than what we hoped it would be

Tragedies happen

Money’s in short supply — we can’t get started
We can’t seem to stay afloat

There’s the break-down of relationships

the pressures of work
We have an awful boss
Our colleagues are not collegial

We try to mask the pain in different ways

when we can’t change the realities
sometimes in ways that hurt ourselves - and others.

We fill our lives with good things too

with sports
by looking after our health 
with grand vacations 
with friendships
and wise counsel

And yet, as age comes - and health fades - and strength fails

loved ones pass on
and we face our own inevitable death
— what then?
How does one cram for the finals?
Perhaps as never before

our thoughts turn to spiritual possibilities

Somewhere, we hear the ancient wisdom of Celtic spirituality
that bidden or not bidden, God is present

We check out those places and resources which speak of God 

We find a verse in the New Testament 
that gives us both challenge and hope…
Without faith, it is impossible to please God
for anyone who comes to God
must first of all believe that God exists
and will reward those who seek Him.

And maybe we try to pray

and to read again an old, old Story
and wonder at its relevance for us 

Another passage tell us that 

no one has ever seen God
the one and only Son, who is Himself God
and is at the Father’s side
He - has revealed Him
He was with God in the beginning.
 Through him all things were made…  

 This Word is the source of life that brings life to all.