Religion

Small, simple steps prevent calamity

by: Dr. Roopi - Published Thursday, March 2, 2017

Ecclesiastes 9:9-10 - Enjoy life with your beloved wife all the days of your futile life, which He has given you under the sun, all the days of your futility, for that is your lot in life and in you hard work at which you toil under the sun. 10. Whatever your hand finds to do, do with all your might, for there is no work nor planning nor wisdom in the grave, where you are going.

 

The wisdom and knowledge displayed by King Solomon called the “greatest king of all time” was that he looked at life in its entirety and reiterated the fact, in my own words, “when you are dead you are done,” so enjoy life’s mystical moments. Life itself is so very short that surely  it is all vanity if we only see it as a mass of acquisitions, gaining fame and fortune; building up rust of riches when the grave will inevitably remove every iota of it. What is really important in life?

 

At the feast held by the Filipino community here in Grand Bahama at Sunday afternoons at Mary, Star of the Sea Church annex, the story line has been keep it simple. Life is so very precious and the simple wonder and magic of bringing a child into the world should be seen as one of those magical moments rather than the words of the reggae artist “I am tired of this miserable life.” There are only two views of living: for from the moment we are all born we begin to die. Thus said the preacher is vanity and striving after naught; birth begins death.

 

The other view is to come to the conclusion that the joy of living was in the Garden of Eden. Though naked and uneducated (like a child), Adam was to enjoy life with his mate Eve and the children Cain and Abel. The words that we quoted in Ecclesiastes 9….

 

Enjoy the life

with your beloved wife

 

We foolishly set about acquiring stuff rather than enjoying relationships. It is the profundity and splendour of simplicity that makes us treasure our time in the dimension or realm called Earth. Unto us a child is born; unto us a son is given. We may look at birth animalistically with the gore and the blood and pain or we might look at the awesome responsibility it is to have in our custody a son who with love and kindness becomes the first black president of America Barrack Obama or the savior of the world YAASHUAH, Jesus Christ. 

 

Finally, the wisdom of Solomon states that whatever your hand finds to do whether doctor or doorman, surgeon or sweeper, that you do it with your best intention and to the glory and honor of your creator YAAHWEH.

 

T.R.M. Aman’Ra

 

Published  Thursday, March 2, 2017 

 

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