Friday, January 8, 2010
Vlog #1 and Other Thoughts
The writer of Ecclesiastes believes that everything is meaningless, and in light of this belief, he says that the only thing to do is to enjoy the present-- party it up, have a good time, and don't worry about things, because it's all meaningless. I kind of take issue with that conclusion. I don't refute that everything is meaningless; after all, I am going to one day die and be forgotten, and in light of that fact, what I do doesn't really matter. But I must draw a different conclusion: making my name known while on this earth is meaningless, therefore, the only way that what I do will have meaning is if I do not do it to make my name known. So if I do everything in an effort to make the name of Christ known, that is the only way it will have meaning! His name will not be forgotten, and he lives! So if I just focus on him--his name and his beauty-- I can actually forget about myself. And when I forget about myself, I can free other people to forget about me too, and that is a beautiful thing.