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In the museum of fine arts in Boston, Massachusetts hangs a painting by the French post-impressionist artist, Paul Gaugin, entitled "Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?" It was painted in the years 1897-98, and sums up that $64,000 question what is the meaning of life?
I'm sure that we've all asked that question at some point in our lives, maybe in a moment of quiet or during a period of change. Perhaps after a loss, or when we are stepping into the next chapter of our lives, college; career; family or retirement.
There are no easy answers to this question, but there are some answers. I recently preached on the passage from John's gospel when Jesus said, I am the way, and the truth and the life. (John 14:6). I talked about how Eric Law in his book "Holy Currencies" explains that the way, the truth, and the life are multidimensional. The way is travelled through time and has a destination or destinations. To understand the truth we have to read a situation from beginning to end. That's why it's important to read the whole Bible, to get a sense of it and not take individual verses out of context. A life is lived over a period of time, you can't take a moment in someone's life and call it a life. A life involves a past, a present, and a future.
If you sat down and wrote in a journal the way that your life has travelled so far, what would that look like? If you wrote about the truth in your life from beginning to end as you see it, what could you learn? If you wrote about your life and the journey you've been on, and are still on, would the next step be clearer?
I don't have all the answers, but I believe as a worshiping, gathered community we can journey together and find some meaning to life through Jesus Christ. So I ask that you be intentional in committing yourself to our Trinity community, either at the Eulogy Worship Gathering at 9am, or the Classic Service at 10:30am. May we seek the meaning of life together and find answers!
I have come to give you life. John 10:10
Diversity & Inclusiveness: Seeking to affirm every person as a child of God.
Scripture, Tradition, Experience and Reason: Searching for truth in our faith community.
Peace & Justice: Striving for positive social change in our neighborhood and world.