The fleeting moments that pass by, the memories shared in these moments — these are what comprises life. These memories, these moments might be filled with happiness and laughter, sorrow and tears, joy and excitement, anger and detestment, surprise and bliss, but no matter what the emotions in these moments are, all cherish the memories and the moments that pass by.
The history of our lives are made up of these memories the same way as feeling alive is when people know who you are and remember you. I’ve read words such as these: “When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice”. Those words, that phrase, that is how to measure a life of a man and the worth of his existence.
People, most of them, believe in reincarnation. That when we die we are reborn into a different life form depending on our karma. If we have a positive karma, we will be reborn as a human being again, otherwise, the worst you will be reborn into is a cockroach. It’s an insane belief, but many believe it and it is part of a religion. Though I respect that this is their belief, I for one do not believe in such a thing.
I believe in what the Holy Bible says, that when we die our souls are released from our earthly bodies and based on how we live our life we can have three destinations: Heaven, Hell, or Purgatory.
Heaven is where everyone who believes in Christ and has absolute faith in him, everyone who has repented for their sins and those who are deamed worthy will go to when they die.
Hell is a place of suffering for those souls who chose the path of Satan, the path of evil and those who never repented for their sins.
Purgatory is the place where souls in need of purification in order to enter Heaven needs to go to. What these places are like, I don’t know and I don’t think anyone can really tell. But I, for one, know where I want to head to.
Believing in God is not enough.
It isn’t enough to believe that he exists because even Satan believes that. What is really needed is to do kind acts not for the benefit of one’s self, but for the benefit of the person you are helping. When you help, you have to think and feel in your heart that what you are doing is spreading God’s word of love, compassion, humility, and kindness to the world.
Having faith in God isn’t enough because it’s easy to say that you have faith in him. What is really needed is for you to let go and trust everything in him. It may seem an easy thing to do, but it is really hard especially now in a world filled with materialism and worldly pleasures.
I don’t really understand why their are people who laugh at those who profess their faith. I don’t really understand why, instead of respecting that person, these people jeers at him/her. I don’t really understand why their are even pagans and atheists in this world when all the proof of God’s existence is everywhere to be found. There are a lot of things, a bunch of things that I don’t really understand and I don’t think I ever will…
Scientists always want to stay in their belief that the world was created through evolution and all that scientific stuff. That there was no omnipotent creator. That the galaxy started because of some microscopic element in space. But have they ever thought who created or where that microscopic element came from? They are the one who said that everything must have come from something. Even if they point out another farfetched theory of where that came from, then I will continue to ask where whatever they pointed out came from until they finally admit that there is a living God who created the universe and all within it.
Many people kill themselves because of loneliness. They believe that they have no one in this world. They believe with all their hearts and minds that no one cares for them. They even go as far as blaming God for all the bad things happening to them saying things that God left them to suffer or whatever.
I’ve read somewhere of a guy who thinks God doesn’t exist because his prayers of having a girlfriend was never answered. If you are someone like this, who loses faith in God because he doesn’t answer your prayers yet, then you have a shallow faith in him!
Whenever I feel lonely or alone and in need of someone to talk to, what I usually do is just sit quietly on one place and pray. Prayer is a means of talking with God after all.
When I walk to school or walk to our house I just look up at the sky and knows that he is watching me, looking out for me. And even if I am afraid, my fears at that moment just disappears.
In the Book of Exodus in the Holy Bible, when Mosses and the Israelites were fleeing from the Egyptians, they were being guided by a flaming pillar and they know that this pillar symbolized God. It symbolizes that God is watching over them, which is why when the Pillar disappeared, I somehow got the impression that they felt fear.
But at that time, they didn’t know that God never left them. I don’t even think he was the Pillar of Fire at all. What I think God was at that time when the Israelites sought their freedom as they ran from the Egyptians, was the vast, blue sky over their heads in the morning and the vast, star-filled sky over their heads during night.
I still believe in that too. And I find such a belief beautiful and wonderful.
Aozora…the blue sky…