Saturday, March 26, 2011

Fragility of a life

We never thought those stuff will happen to us. We listen to the stories and thought, it's just stories that happened on others, but never expect to happen on ourselves. What if it does someday? How more fragile can human life be... It reminds me of the parable of the rich fool:

Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”

14 Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” 15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”

16 And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest.17 He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’

18 “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. 19 And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’

20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’

21 “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”

(Luke 12:13-21)

While we are so busy going through our daily routines, earning money, working, studying...we tend to go for those stuff so much that they seem to have higher priority than God. But what if one day, we die, where would all those go? If we are told that our life would end in an hour, would any of them still be important?

Tsunami in Japan and Myammar, also the wars in Middle East. I have not much to say about these but how fragile can human life be? One second we might here, another, we might be gone from the surface of earth forever.

Shall end this post with a reminder with Luke 12:32-34:

32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. 33Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

p/s: sorry for the disorganized way of writing. my mind is really disturbed...

1 comment:

40 said...

erm,fragility of life.u still talking to someone just a moment b4,but the next moment he leave,for forever......shock,but u nid to accept the true.....human are nothing when u face all this, nothing we can do, nothing.......