Life and Love

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It never fails. I watch the sunset and one question keeps repeating itself in my mind: WHY? Why all this awesomeness? Why am I even here? And because I am here, I can enjoy all of this. I realize that because I am alive, anything and everything is possible.

Life is precious and beautiful we would want to keep and preserve it forever; so it does not dissipate or disappear. Something this so inestimable must be meant to last forever. But the truth and paradox is that life is meant to be lived and given away in love and service to others. The more I try to hold and keep it, the more it dissipates and disappears.

The more I give it away in love and service, the fuller and richer it becomes. A rainbow is always a sight to behold. Try to keep and save it by getting to its ‘end’ and it is not there. A rose is a thing of beauty. Try to understand and reproduce its beauty by getting down to its ‘roots’ and you have nothing but the pulse beat of a quark. The sum total of the moments in life that I give away in love and service will define the beauty and joy that there is in my life.

Life is a deep paradox, a maelstrom of contradictions. The good coexists side by side with the evil, joys come along with pain and tears are never far from our smiles and laughter. And all around, life does not at all seem fair: “I tell you, to all those who have, more will be given; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.”

We sometimes wish for the journey to come to an end soon but it is a long and winding road ahead. I realize that Faith is the greatest gift we can receive from God for the journey – yes, Faith is a gift, a grace, a blessing! Love is the greatest lesson we can learn to make the journey worthwhile and meaningful. And then, we can realistically Hope for everlasting life.

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