Death is the only destination that is common to all mankind, no matter what his/her status in life is. No matter how rich or poor a person is, both in wealth and in love, he will end up buried where his/her flesh will decay and perish for all eternity. And yet, most of us do not really understand what this evident truth means. There are some who live their lives as if they are in any way better than the rest; some oppress while other abuse – forgetting that in the end, we are all to face death and whatever it is that lies beyond that.
Assuming that the world will indeed end on December 21, 2012 just as how some “philosophers” thought it would and given that we are all to die on that fateful day, what do you think will happen next? Some can argue that life ends with death and that there is nothing beyond that; others, those who believe in the resurrection would insist that we are all going to face judgement and we will be judged according to our deeds while we are still alive.
If we are to believe that there is nothing beyond this life that we live, then surely, there is no need to worry about anything else once we have died. This means that all the troubles that we have been through while we live are meaningless; that dying young or dying old does not have any difference at all and that living a good life or living one that is decadent does not make one person different from the rest.
But what if, just what if, it is true that we will face judgement once we die – do you think your cards will favour you? If each and every deed you have done while you are still alive is to be judged, will you be judged worthy of eternal life or will you be sent to burn in eternal fire? What if, this is the truth? What if. Are you confident that you will not suffer in hell for all eternity?
This has nothing to do with religion. Pure analytical thinking will lead you to be cautious and prudent. Given that you don’t know what exactly is the truth and that being wrong in the “kind of truth” that you would believe while you are still alive can cause you eternal suffering, the prudent will definitely take some precaution.
I do believe that nothing that happens to us in this world happens by mere accident, everything happens for a purpose. If you would come to think of it, the “predicted” end of the world that is to happen seven months from today is nothing but a simple reminder that our life here on earth is limited and that there are things that we don’t know about life, especially of the things that lie beyond it.
Sure enough, the world might not end this year and it may not end during your lifetime. But don’t you feel lucky that in your lifetime, there came a phenomenon that helped you contemplate about your life and its purpose?
I know some people who are changed by life-threatening accidents. Prior to the accidents, they led a very worldly life – drug addiction, promiscuity and other decadent practices. And yet, after they had their accidents, they came to their senses and realized how precious life is to be wasted on things which are so insignificant. This could be the reason too, why we are given the predicted doom’s day. So that maybe, we will come to our senses and realize that we are not living our lives the right way; that there is a better way to live this life.
I don’t know about you, but when I first heard about the 2012 doom’s day, the first thing that came into my mind is how limited my life is. That there are so many things that I would have wanted to do, which I might not be able to do anymore because the world is going to end so soon. This is a very good reminder to all of us that we should always give value to each day that we live.
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