WTF is the meaning of life?
Relax, It’s 'What The Freak' people! If I’ve offended you by my title, then I guess you won’t find out, huh?! Don’t you want to know...the meaning of life. I’ve got the answer.
I started pondering this the other day when I was driving down the road, just chilling in the Ford Flex. Yep, I was momming hard - both my kiddos in the back seat. Trevor, my 4 year old, shouted out “Toaster” as we waiting at a stop light. Toaster is the game we play in the car, it’s like “slug bug” but cooler. A ford flex, is really just one step cooler than a mini-van in my humble opinion. It’s long and boxy and we joke that it looks like a toaster. So everytime one of us sees another one, we shout out “Toaster”...it’s just plain good fun.
We were just riding along, I had probably already hit a curb or two...I’m a real good driver. When Brycen, my 8 year old, pops up and says, “Mom, what is the meaning of life?”. What?! You’re 8 and you’re pondering the meaning of life?!? I was a little dumbfounded. I hadn’t really thought about this question in quite some time, but I stumbled my way to an answer.
Love. It’s totally love. Love is the meaning of life. Simple.
If your belief system is the same as mine then it’s Love for God, Love for Jesus and Love for the Holy Spirit. Whether you believe the same as me, doesn’t matter, because all of us can believe this: The meaning of life is Love. Love for one other. Love for all people. Love for the people that drive your crazy and love for your best friends. Love for those that you don’t know and those that you know deeply. Love for those that you don’t agree with and love for those that you do.
It’s easy to say that you love people. But is that the truth for you? Do you love your enemies? Do you love those that you don’t agree with? That is a toughie. What about Donald Trump, do you love him?
I bet this will be a lively topic. I actually hate politics. I loathe them. So, I don’t want to talk about any issues. I want to talk about love for another human being. Can you set your judgement aside to hear this? I cannot imagine being in this man’s shoes...at all. Nor would I ever want to be. Can you imagine his life? Where every day, you are faced with such a large number of people that judge and even hate you. Yes, he put himself out there and chose this path, but what a detriment to his life. Why do you pretend to know him based on media that is so biased? Who knows what to believe, we don’t truly know his intentions. Everything is so skewed and it is hard to find the truth. Do you just believe him to be an evil man? Well I don’t. I don’t know all of his intentions or his politics, this is what I do know… GOD asks us to love him despite his faults. Do you believe in God, then why are you judging him instead of loving him? Have empathy instead of hate. Have love...remember, that’s the meaning of life.
Isn’t it hard to love someone when you are fighting with them? My husband and I have been going to marriage counseling and coaching for a couple years now. It has been life changing and very necessary. It has taught us so much about love. We are going through extremely challenging times in our lives especially with the looming mental illness at hand. There has been loss of trust on both sides (inquiring minds want to know - but that’s for another chapter) and healing of that that brings on so many trials. We often argue. It’s hard to love someone when you are arguing. My favorite analogy that our counselor* has taught us is to imagine the argument as a fire. Are you bringing water to the fire or gasoline. Love would have you bring water. Next time you fight...bring water and see how it changes things.
**There is so much more to be written here, but alas, it’s time for me to go love on someone. That is my calling. I am the #1helper … I help people and I show them love … It’s my God given purpose.
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*Our counselor is amazing and has been life changing for us! His name is Justin Ross, check out his website: https://www.newstorycounseling.net/
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