The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less. We buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families. More conveniences, but less time, we have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge but less judgment, more experts yet more problems, more medicines but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions but reduced our values. We talked too much, love too seldom and hate too often.
We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbour. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things but not better things.
We’ve cleaned up the air but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of too incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are the days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the shower room window and noting in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete…
Remember: Spend more time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.
Remember: say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
Remember: Give a warm hug to the next one to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.
Remember: To say “I love you” to your partner and your loved ones. But most of all, mean it. akiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember: To hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be ther again.
Give time to love, give time to speak. And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
And always remember, life is not measured by the number of breathe you take but by the moments that take our breathe away.
The moment that I have read this letter, realizations hit me.
We were fed up for a kind of life that we are living. Living a life with no contentment. We want something. We do something. Yet we don’t really understand what are those really for.
We are living a life in a routine way then suddenly we have forgotten what brought us here. Why we are here. What are we living for.
I remember from a movie–Facing The Giants, Coach Taylor said..
“The more I read this book [Bible], the more I realized life is not about us. We’re not here just to get glory, make money and die. The Bible says that God put us here for Him, to honor Him. Jesus said the most important thing you could do with your life is to love God with everything you are and love others as yourself….. He sent His son Jesus to die for us so we could for Him. That’s why we’re here.”
See? We all know what’s the right thing to do, yet we don’t actually doing our best effort to make it.
We are busy making a life—our career, our profession, our riches yet the an endless riches that God offered to us have taken for granted by us.
If only we commit our lives to Him. If only we spend every single days of our lives honouring and glorifying His precious name. If only..
But words are just easier to say than to do. But nothing is impossible if we choose to draw ourselves to Him. Nothing is impossible if we constantly praying for a change of heart. A heart that only seeks Him. Worship Him. Serve Him… Love Him.
This whole ‘thing’ is a reminder for us that life is so much precious. Given to us by the most Loving God. I know we can make it!
We can, not only by ourselves but with the guidance and love of God.
All these things, I pray in Jesus name,