What is the meaning of life?
What is my life about?
What does God want me to do?
These are questions many of us ask, especially as life progresses, we get older, perhaps hit middle age, realise that life does not become clearer with age, and we begin to think about death. We want our life to mean something, to have significance, to be important, to be remembered. We want to have contributed something significant, to have made a difference, to leave this world in a better state than when we arrived.
Special people – Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Merton, Gandhi, Ignatius, Francis – are inspiring. But there are 7 billion (going on 10 billion) of us and we can’t all be special. Or not in that way.
Another perspective suggests that each of us is special. Each moment of your ‘stupid little life‘ is special.
The key question is, “Whose story are you in?”
[Look out for part III tomorrow.]