Tuesday, October 26, 2010

angel



"now life is one big party when you’re still young
and who’s gonna have your back when it’s all done
it’s all good when you’re little, you have pure fun
can’t be a fool, son, what about the long run" (Shaggy ft. Rayvon - Angel, 2001)
C.S. Lewis, in kahoots with the above lyrics once said, "God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way." i agree, 'cause i know. but why must we walk this path, ... i guess maybe 'cause we can learn in no other way than by falling?

"there is nothing wrong with being lost. at least i know the direction - Our Lord Jesus Christ!" - me, and these words still ring true! it's cool that i can now follow my journey of faith. i imagine that's why some of my friends have begun blogging. anywho.

i didn't always know this truth- the truth of Our Lord. last week i watched the movie the social network, about the co-founders of facebook, including of course, Mark Zuckerberg. this movie was good, for several reasons, and i also identified with many of the characters - coming from a similar background.

i believe the movie emphasizes not so much this one website on da internet, but rather focuses on relationships between so-called friends - and their respective journeys towards meaning or lack of meaning in life. there's nothing wrong with creating a website. it's how you use it. if you let it replace something important, Someone important, than as the movie showed, one might be on a slippery slope - of possibly sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll.

why must we always go through the difficult path in order to find peace? indeed, the movie was a commentary on our culture, on all generations. why do we feel the
need for speed
, why do we feel the need to find the next big wave? in the movie, Mark goes through highs and lows. this theme is repeated in a billion other movies. it is repeated in all our lives. what is that moment that makes us realize we only need one thing? have you found that one thing yet?

however, Christianity is not about something, but Someone - JC, ya you know Me! we all have to chose between the road not taken at times. of course, life is meant to be enjoyed. Our Lord wants us to be happy. the question is never one of not inventing, creating facebook, this or that website, or the next big iPad, technology, something that will change our culture - indeed, Our Lord wants us to use our talents and gifts - but always for the greater good. if we continue to accumulate wealth for the sake of accumulating wealth, then we are lost - as the movie showed so clearly. simply put, love God + love neighbour. easier said than done.

meanwhile, enjoy life - for the world is just awesome! see you on facebook! peace.







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