Oh my lanta, I'm alive! I was revived by white cheddar smartfood popcorn, and vanilla caramel truffle tea.
I started reading the introduction in my bible for Ecclesiastes...
The Ultimate Meaning of Human Existence
The author of Ecclesiastes sees a busy, busy human anthill in mad pursuit of many things,
trying now this, now that,
laboring away as if by dint of effort humans could master the world,
lay bare its deepeest secrets,
change its fundamental structures,
somehow burst through the bounds of human limitations,
build for themselves enduring monuments,
control their destiny,
achieve a state of secure and lasting happiness-
people laboring at life with an overblown conception of human powers and consequently pursuing unrealistic hope and aspirations.
He takes a hard look and concludes that human life in this mode is "meaningless," its efforts all futile.
- Accept the human condition as it is shaped by God's appointments and enjoy the life you have been given as fully as you can.
- Don't trouble yourself with unrealistic goals- know the measure of human capabilities.
- Be prudent in all your ways- follow wisdom's leading.
To sum up, Ecclesiastes provides instruction on how to live meaningfully, purposefully, and joyfully.- primarily by placing God at the center of one's life, work and activities, by contentedly accepting one's divinely appointed lot in life, and by reverently trusting in and obeying the Creator.
Sound good? Um, I think so! I'm ready for my next couple days of reading Ecclesiastes. It's some solid stuff :)
I ended the night with Perfect Peach tea, biscotti, and a soak in the hot tub. Perfect.
Until next time...
[quote of the evening]
Erin: "Eat spicy foods...what's the opposite of that?"