Monday, August 1, 2011

Oh me! Oh Life!

"O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?" Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be? -Dead Poet's Society 

I am not an authority on many things, and I'm blogging about life. I'm only in my early 20s so I can't even consider myself an expert on that subject. What I can say I know about is, that you're not going to learn about it from my blog. 

One of my favorite websites when I'm curious about a topic and its applicability to the Bible is Bible Gateway.It has all kinds of different translations of the Bible and a Concordance, so I who cannot afford to own all the translations (I have three.), can look verses up without going broke. 

Yesterday I spoke of being underemployed and lacking extra finances. Today this verse spoke to me loudly. 

Matthew 6:25

American Standard Version (ASV)
 25 Therefore I say unto you, be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the raiment?

It is true that life is much more than what you eat, drink, and wear. It is more than where you live. It is how you live. What do you live for? 

The answer comes later in verse 33 stating:
33 But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Just this verse is actually used in Roman Catholic Liturgy (I think that's what it is called.) during every service I've been to. It's a very memorable little tune, and I get it stuck in my head every so often. Even though I'm not Catholic, I think it is an important verse for all Christians. Seek Ye First

Coming from a middle class family, I've never had to worry about getting my "needs" met, and every once in awhile I would get a "want" too. Now that I'm starting out at just above poverty level, it makes it easier to succumb to the worry about where my food will come from and how I'll pay my bills. I will hopefully get that little song stuck in my head, and remember just how blessed I really am and what I'm striving for in the end, because you can't take it with you. 

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