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THE ESSENCE OF HUMAN LIFE: A simple modern thought about what life is

Life occasionally means to be so byzantine to comprehend and it wants you to just live, but anyway life is one grand, sweet song so start the music. Should I be right if I say that life is infused with in body and the soul? Tom Baranski, Somerset-New Jersey defines life as the aspect of existence that processes, acts, reacts, evaluates, and evolves through growth (reproduction and metabolism). Literally, life is the existence of an individual human being, animals and plants; it is the way we live and what we live on hysterical contrary is life.

Life is being truly human; it is being able to rightly relate to the environment, to ourselves and others. Allegorically, life stands to be sacred and a gift from God which is to be protected and esteemed which we can call ‘sanctity of life’. In Genesis 2:7, God formed man from dust and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and became a living soul; that was the beginning of human life not forgetting that we were created in his image and likeness.

A great scholar once said, “A man’s view of himself determines his life.” In one sense, you are always living in God’s purpose. God is God and He works all things, including your life, according to His tenacities. Nothing can happen without God ordaining it. God has totalled your days and will fulfil every purpose he has for you. But one may ask, who is a living person? It is kinder a tricky question if anyone tends to tackle it. Clearly, a person is one with a conscious-that who is mindful, who lives, breathes, understands and besides that, life is carried in a living person not the dead because the dead are lifeless. 

Theoretically, let us digress a little bit with a question, what gives your life meaning? Is it God? love? money? sports? for what am sure of, we all have that personal sense of purpose in our lives. You were created by a certain essence as a human being- with a purpose given to you by God. A sense of meaning is what we all crave to have and no one will critique you for that. Anything you do as part of purpose is your essence. The existentialists say, “all of these things can give your life meaning,” however they also contradict themselves saying, “none of them can.” Plato and Aristotle way back quantified that, “everything has an essence.” Let us ask ourselves what essence is? Essence is a certain set of core properties that are necessary or essential for a thing to be what it is in itself. In case that thing misses, it becomes totally a different thing. Putting in mind, you cannot talk of anything without essence, animate or inanimate. The philosophers also believed that human beings have an essence and it existed before we were even born. Part of what it means to be a good human being, is to adhere to your essence. Your essence gives you a purpose though you may not know it but don’t deny that you were born to be a certain thing. Essence precedes existence and existence precedes essence, it is either way.

Meanwhile, how best do you illuminate the life you are living? To define well what life is, it is by explaining it to oneself. There is life that we have control over and that we have no control over. Life is convoyed by two categories that is; the physical life and the spiritual life. The physical life is accompanied by earthly things that is; eating, drinking, doing exercises and other physical activities culminating to body maintenance. The body being the carrier of life, there is need to feed it in order to have life on the earthly world. Life is anything that grows and eventually dies, i.e., ceases to proliferate and to be cognizant. If the body erases then life diminishes on the earth and relieves no more. The crucial difference between life and non-living things is that, the body uses energy for physical and conscious development. That is why they say, “A healthy mind in the healthy body.” On the other side of the coin, the spiritual world is infused with the spirits. Life’s purpose in Christianity is to seek divine salvation through the grace of God and intercession of Christ (John 11:26). The New Testament speaks of God wanting to have a relationship with humans in both lives; the life that is and is to come; which can happen only if one’s sins are forgiven (John 3:16-21; 2 Peter 3:9). This life doesn’t end on earth but it exceeds to the spiritual world, it is known as the life after death. This is scripted in the Bible and The African Traditional Society as people believed that their relatives did not die but they lived with them in spirit. Traditionally, according to the African belief system, life does not end with death, but continues in another realm and becoming an ancestor after death was and is a desirable goal to each individual. Way down to the African ground, Africans had several mentalities as to why they believed there was life after death. Africans indulged themselves in practices that sparkled faith to belief like, “the dead are not dead.” Some offered their harvests, slaughtered their animals as a sacrifice to the deceased. Others buried the dead with their property, a common practice among the Egyptians, to be of use to them in the next life. Africans whispered in the ears of the deceased as a sign of sending greetings to all the deceased members of the family this person will find in the next life. In addition to that, in the Northern Uganda, the dead are buried in the compound as an insignia that they are yet part of the family. Some used to pour portion of local brew to the ground before partaking as an emblem of inseparability in the feast with the ancestors that were buried. All in all, the Africans transpired with the life after death jocularity but when you read Mbiti’s concept of life after death, it will create more clarity.

There is no clear answer whether there is life after death. Christians do believe what God said and what we have in the Sacred Books and the Bible. For those who do not believe the Bible, just re-consider it and think beyond the physical world.  Job 14:1-2, 14 Says, “Man born of woman is of few days and full of trouble. He springs up like a flower and withers away; like a fleeting shadow, he does not endure…. If a man dies, will he live again?” we are all challenged but what happens to us after we die? Do we simply cease to exist? Is life a spinning door of disappearance and returning to earth in order to eventually accomplish personal greatness? Do we go to different places or the same place? Is there really heaven and hell? The Bible assures us about the glorious eternal life that “no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9). Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, descended to earth to give us this gift of eternal life. He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us salvation was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed as Isaiah 53:5 states it: then Romans 4:25 declares that, “He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.” In validation, the resurrection is the cornerstone of the Christian faith because Christ was elevated from the lifeless, we can have faith that we, too, will be resurrected. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the ultimate proof of life after death. Christ was only the first of a great harvest of those who will be raised to life again. Physical death came through one man, Adam, to whom we are all related. But all who have been adopted into God’s family through faith in Jesus Christ will be given new life (1 Corinthians 15:20-22). In 1 Corinthians 6:14, an assurance is stated that, “Just as God raised up Jesus’ body, so will our bodies be resurrected upon Jesus’ return.” It’s a matter of cast-iron certainty.

Even though we will all be sooner or later resurrected, not everyone will go to heaven. A choice must be made by each person in this life, and this choice will determine one’s eternal destination. The Bible says in Hebrews 9:27, that it is appointed for us to die only once, and after that will come judgment. Those who have been made righteous by faith in Christ will go into eternal life in heaven, but those who reject Christ as Saviour will be sent to eternal punishment in hell (Matthew 25:46). Hell is a dwelling where the unrighteous will experience never-ending, eternal wrath from God. Hell is described as a bottomless, in that there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, indicating intense grief and anger as evidenced in Matthew 13:42. In the olden times, the Israelites believed in the theory of retribution that doing good welcomes happiness and good fortunes to you and the family while doing bad led to suffering. They believed that rewards and punishments are done here on earth while after death, there is no rewards and punishments. The wisdom literature shows that whatever you do, either good or bad will be rewarded/punished whether on earth or after death. God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but desires them to turn from their wicked ways so that they can live (Ezekiel 33:11). God will not force us into submission; if we choose to reject Him, He accepts our decision to live eternally apart from Him. Life on earth is a test, a preparation for what is to come. For believers, life after death is eternal life in heaven with God. For unbelievers, life after death is eternity in the lake of fire. How can we obtain eternal life and avoid an eternity in the lake of fire? It is through faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Jesus brought out the full sense of life after death when he said in John 11:25-26, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die…” The free gift of eternal life is available to all. “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him” that is John 3:36. Our eternal destination is determined in our earthly lifetimes by our reception or rejection of Jesus Christ. If we trust the death of Jesus Christ as the full payment for our sin against God, we are guaranteed not only a meaningful life on earth, but also eternal life after death, in the glorious presence of Christ. So, what do you believe?

Nonetheless, essence of life being one’s innate characteristics, quality and substance of thoughts and actions. A great philosopher believed that the soul which is the conscience, is what makes up life. The ability that one has feelings, decides and thinks makes life erratic. Life is escorted by feelings as well as the code of conduct. Life tends to be so sophisticated and full of controversies that is why one philosopher said, “life is accidents.” You don’t know what is approaching tomorrow, no one decided his looks before he was given birth, no one decided to be born light or dark-skinned or being born by certain parents, but it’s all coincidence. Dr Harry Fuchs explains that, “The two possibilities are, life is either a meaningless accident arising from the laws of physics operating in meaningless universe, or it is a step in a planned ‘experiment’.” However, it differs from the meaning of life. In that, I believe the meaning of life is the ideals and modes we impose upon it and what we demand of it since life is endless though it sounds outlandish to those who believe that life is a womb to tomb journey. Objectively, when we cross to life within the plants and animals, it turns out to be like that of human beings. Plants that are in full provision of conditions favouring their growth that is; light, moisture and soil, then, why doesn’t a plant grow? This is due to its constant components that support its growth. A plant needs those components that support life thus growth without withering and so do we. Human beings like the animals need those components that support life on the earthly world; these are the things that style and make what life is.

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Thoughtfully, life on earth I designate it as brackets. The opening bracket is birth, the space between brackets being lifespan attained or lived and finally closing bracket being death. The life that exists after death is mythical and exists in the metaphysical world. We came from dust and we shall return to dust. Life on earth is determined by the countless ways we enjoy it. Life is a blessing to us though it appears bizarre to some people. Cheryl Anderson, Kenilworth-Illinois shows that the sequence of physical and mental experiences make up the existence of an individual. Different people live different lives for nobody can live a life of another, we are the master minders of our own life. In this life, God bestowed upon us the conscious that differentiates us from all other creatures. Life is about right now in this very moment: Not tomorrow, not yesterday but now. Live it! No one will decree about the way to come up with happiness deep confidentially in your heart. We decide to live our life, either a happy life or a sad one. It’s always upon us to elect how we animate our own life. Paradoxically, people in this era say that money is life, money is everything to them. Should I approximate that its factual, however almost everything is monetary nowadays. Can I claim that people who say life is money are those without it? What of the rich, what do they have to say? Or should we say that the underprivileged don’t have life because they lack money? I believe there is life beyond money though you need money for medication, to buy food to feed the bodily treasures but I believe money is just a complement of life. Money cannot bring full satisfaction to human beings because we keep on yearning more and more. Our hearts will always be edgy in the world because of money. Willian George Jordan explains this in his book called Power of Truth saying, the man who makes the acquisition of wealth the goal and ultimatum of his life, seeing it as an end rather than a means to an end, is not true. Why does the world usually make wealth the criterion of success, and riches the synonym of attainment? Real success in life means the individual’s conquest of himself; it means “how he has bettered himself” not “how he has bettered his fortune.” The great question of life is not “What have I?” but “What am I?” Theologically, God in the beginning, He created the world without money and all spheres of life were catered of and am sure that everything can give life meaning.

Quantitatively, Viktor Frankl said, “Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognise that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.” We need to ask ourselves why do we live? We were created for a reason and the mission has to be fulfilled by us. Jesus descended on earth with a mission to save mankind, what about each one of us who has a life to animate? We all have a mission to put to accomplishment and it is our onus. We were created in different ways, different abilities and different inspirations as well as different missions. When we cross to religionism, in the catholic catechism, they teach that we were created by God for three purposes, that is; to know Him (GOD), to love Him and serve Him for all our lifetime. At the end of life, we’re going to ask—Did I fulfil my mission? Did I live? Did I love? Ask it now. The clock is ticking, you’d better start living. Perhaps the hypothesis upon which Ivan Tyrrell and Joe Griffin based their therapy (Human Givens, 2003) describes that we are born with evolved needs that seek satisfaction from the environment and these are physical and emotional needs that we (individuals) yearn to make sure we fulfil in our lives. Life being a realisation of its own contingency; its perpetual transcendence and acceptance of superfluous things; its consciousness of humanity in that, life is neither fixed nor absolute but ambiguous. We thus need to fulfil our mission on earth.

Therefore, the meaning and purpose of life is not all about being a textbook, seamless and impressing people but living a life of good. Tom Baranski, to him, the meaning of life is to: doing good, be good, but also receiving good. It’s our own responsibility to rectify the slipups of our ancestors and level the play grounds for all humanity without hallucinations but with grit. Aristotle teaches that each man’s life has a purpose and the function of one’s life is to attain that purpose, attainment of perfect happiness. No man on earth wants to ache but each man does everything to hunt for happiness in his sentiment. We don’t need to fabricate by being people we are not, but to live the mode we are! Welcoming the way, you were fashioned and sensational satisfaction that you’re the best version of yourself is worth it indisputably. You cannot find happiness if you don’t accept the way you are; the scope for improvement will not be felt at all. The gist lies in surrounding yourselves among publics who love and support you. In order to vividly agglutinate to that, one ought to champion certain virtues in order to nimble the means of life. Life that is not instigated on virtues is like a leaf that is falling from an identical overextended tree. With humanity, accordance to the moral principles; conformity of behaviour, a person should indorse moral excellence. In other words, the ideal virtues are; cardinal and theological virtues which top splendid and magnificent qualities in a person. To the contrary though with the same notion, St. Thomas Aquinas clearly noted that man cannot attain perfect happiness in this world but in the next. He explains that the purpose of life is earthly happiness or flourishing that can be attained via reason and the acquisition of virtue. As we attain earthly happiness, put in mind that there is the eternal happiness which can be attained in its totality in the life to come.

Redefining nature is unquestionably becoming jumbled of this world. The life on this world is a dubious one. Everything tantamount to interrogations in quest for wisecracks in this baffling world. Since time immemorial up to contemporary, there are many explanations of how human beings came to be. Various ascertains have been alleged for example: geographers say it is a result of the big bang theory, Christians say it is God who created everything, then scientists say, we came from animals that is to say; chimpanzees, bonobos and gorillas respectively. We can’t stop asking ourselves how we came to breathe? how we came to have this conscious? Where shall we go after death? What is that feeling when am dead? Among other complicated queries you can annex. This proceeds to explicate that we are just guests on this world that is why philosophers neck and neck down to the absolute being, who Aristotle and later St Thomas Aquinas referred to as the prima causa non causa (first uncaused causer) the unmoved mover, the necessary being, He is the author of life itself and He is life itself, all contingent beings draw life from Him, He is all knowing, He is omnipotent and omnipresent. With all those attributes, man through the concept of religion; man calls that absolute being God as Christians say and ‘Allah’ for Muslims among other religions.

Sidesplittingly, the purpose of life is being relevant not the vice versa. We are a breathing or a living miracle that has to be a distinct version. Being relevant is being noteworthy and pertinent to yourself and the entire environment adjacently. Yet, in this epoch, people have made life irrelevant by fluctuating the systems. There is much joy in doing the hullabaloos as the accurate entity to do. In my credence, this is due to various causes mainly; permissiveness, low religious conviction, immorality and high levels of technology. This is the era where people have no fear of God forgetting that life is God as stated by Greg Chatterton, Cupar-Fife. The obliviousness about the right thing and the decrees of the world have been dealt with erroneously by the peripherals of the living world. The world is in mess at the same time the reckless folks tend to endorse the unbecoming, for instance; the Racism that was in United States of America evidenced by the murdering of the black people like George Floyd, homosexuality and lesbianism which is on rise, this was even indictable in the bible and against the law of God. It is high time we did better because life is interesting if there is synchronisation and contentment midst ourselves and environs. Imagine a nation without crimes, political instabilities and other predicaments; that is the world we all aim at, that is why, we are working to attain heaven because of the blissful paradise and faultlessness in it. Life is full of priorities and each one of you has the choice to live a life he or she likes. We partake on that audacity of prioritizing on what we want in this life but the question is, is that priority bringing delight and peace to the entire world? Among the dilemmas that derive in our way, some are meant to encourage us to go for the unsurpassed. It’s not bad that you tumble down but the problem is you falling down and failing to stand up. Rick Rigsby said on one occasion, “am not worried that you will be successful but am worried that you won’t fail from time to time.” 

The perfect happiness we all aim for is in God; remembering the phrase by St. Augustine saying, “our hearts are restless not until they rest in you Lord,” it ascertains that we shall not rest in our lifetime until we are in our definitive creator. Life tends to be so encoded to those who critically analyse and optimally put to use all the opportunities life lays down to us. We encounter many opportunities but since we don’t want to co-opt, we see them sail away, tides are raised and we fail to raise the boat thus going under; we sink, I repeat, we sink instead. We should put in mind that everything counts and never to leave tables unturned; give a try to each and every opportunity, don’t just give in, for there is more to life if you decide to persist. It is not good to just live but its owing if you live a life that is examined since it inclines to a renumeration of its own. Socrates held that, “an unexamined life is not worth living.” To have a mission and evocative life, one needs to think and meditate about what he/she is going to do next. Meditation gives you time to path your plans and answer all the questions that drift in your head about your mix-ups. We all need time to think before acting because in silence with meditation, is wisdom. Indeed, life is a mystery. We tend to future plan many things according to our own liking but you wonder how all that we have planned tends to diminish. I sometimes believe beyond reasonable doubt that we have some force monitoring all that we plan. A case in point is the deceased former president Nkurunziza of Burundi who had capitalised all powers and benefits to his favour almost more than what the incoming president had to attain as he had changed the constitution, but all this fell apart before handing over. God’s ways are not our ways but it ignites in me that life is under a remote control. All in all, this life is a journey we embark on, without knowing the stopping time, when we shall pause a bit but we just persist on making a step headlong. We expect at any time to stop eating our best dishes, stop seeing our loved ones, playing our finest sport, this is all dispiriting and distressing. Have you thought of all that? How it will be when you cannot have those favourable moments with your crew? Oh God! But still this can be a game changer and a life booster in our favour that we start living the best life today and now. Taking time to pray, to love your fellow humans, to do good, to relax a bit, to make a positive impact on the environment surrounding you among other things that make life worth living should be our precedence.

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With bewilderment, people forget that sunshine follows a dark night and among the constants in life is God. It is the world that surrounds the sun and that is life to us. We should exactly not fight what life is because nature takes its course. A human being is lifted to another level, phase and fresh chapters when she sees the sun rising. This means that you have a brand-new opportunity to seize and hope still burns when it shines on you. Nevertheless, things are happening so fast like an instantaneous tumult of storm and nobody has to be pedantic. Life being a treasure and a precious vessel, we must be vigilant with the way we handle life. Jesus apprehended his life with perfection and made an impact which the whole world speaks of for eternity. We should all object at making a legacy, a legacy that is to stand for ages but not to be withered off in just a jiffy. Each one of us should make an impact to each one surrounding us; being part of someone’s life is something that proves you to be a man worth evoked. Everyone can help someone so that we can reach to that desired goal of picture-perfect ecstasy. Many of us have been inspired by various people; Great scientists like Albert Einstein and Marie Curie, philosophers like Socrates and Aristotle, leaders like Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, freedom fighters like Samuel Adams, sports men like Pele and Maradona, outstanding inventors like Thomas Edison among others have inspired souls on earth. These people amongst others became eminent in life and their actions inspired many. You will be remembered and talked of if you do something extra ordinary in life. You just need to do small things in a great way; the small courtesies that we do are those that will make impact to you and entire world. People like mother Theresa of Calcutta became saints because of love for the poor. Are you ready to make an impact? Have you made something distinguished? Don’t say I cannot manage now, what can I do that is different? Am weak, when will I do it? If not you, who? If not now, when? 

However, philosophers like Nietzsche adopted nihilism the belief in the ultimate meaningless of life. It is up to us to carve our own essence basing on the way we indicate to live. However, we have no actual predetermined purpose, no set path we are supposed to trail. The existentialists refute the notion that God made the universe, world or us with any particular purpose in mind. We are creatures that need connotation but we are desolated in the universe full of meaninglessness. More so, since there is no teleology hitherto, the world wasn’t created for a reason, and it doesn’t exist for a reason. That means, if there is no reason for any of this, then, there are no absolute to abide by; there is no cosmic justice, no fairness, no order, no rules. We need freedom of which Jean Paul Sartre said, “we are painfully and shockingly living free.” If there are no guidelines for our actions, then each of us is obligatory to design our own moral code, to invent a morality to live. He added, “we are condemned to be free.” You might think that there is some authority you could look to for answers, but all of the authorities you can think of are counterfeit. Whatever the speakers, parents, politicians, elders and other authorities say cannot be ruled out but still those authorities are really just people like you -people who had to figure out for themselves how to live. The best way you can live is to live authentically. Paul Sartre said, “you have to accept the full weight of your freedom and light of the absurd.” You have to realise that any meaning in your life is given by you. It’s factual if we borrow a leaf from other people’s way of living but not living their life, those are two different things all together. If you decide to live a life of someone instead of following/emulating someone’s life, be it your teachers, parents then you have bad faith. If your living by bad faith your burying your head in sand that something there has meaning, the meaning you didn’t give. No matter what it is- the choice you make is the only choice, provided you have made it authentically because it is determined by the values you chose to accept. Albert Camus said, “the literal meaning of life is whatever you’re doing that prevents you from killing yourself.” If the world is going to have any of those things most of us value -like justice and order- we are going to have to put them there ourselves. Because, otherwise, those things wouldn’t exist. If the world is devoid of purpose, you can choose to imbrue it with any purpose you want. No one has the guts to tell you that your life is worthless for you have to assign yourself one.

In presumption, life is complex but in antitheses what gives you happiness? That is the core, that is the goodness of life. The purpose meant for us is what we make to implementation and thus shaping humanity. In other words, the essence of life styles you in the comfortable quarter. No one wouldn’t like to have that tranquil life steered by glee and gladness. It is high time we started to end bigotry, xenophobia, shoplifting, sleaze among other things that make the way of living so intricate. The only Gospel we should preach now is to love one another; the gospel Jesus lived with. Mother Theresa of Calcutta said “The greatest disease is to be nobody to anybody.” This demands of us to help each other because life is dependent and hooked on another. No one can be a do-it-all or narcissistic whatever, but it is through closeness that we get the resilience to make the world a chef-d’oeuvre of all times. Let’s be stirred by the creator, he created the word with others evidenced in Genesis 1:26, when he said, “Let us…” the world we live in should be free from darkness, gloom and incubuses so that we can attain the sole drive of our living that is uniquely and flawlessly heaven. Jesus Christ gives us the meticulous meaning of life, he gave up his life for the human kind. He was crucified on the cross naked but with an intention of ending sin. Jesus knew we may not be able to love as he loved and he decided to give us a neighbour we should love. The question is, can you give up your life for your neighbour in simple terms? Being of facility to others is the unambiguous example of what life is. There is supplementary to life if we resolve to live in utter amity and idyllic rapports, indeed; life is life, you cannot have life deprived of life. We need to show that love of Jesus to our neighbour. Jesus knew loving like him will be hard and difficult for us and he gave us a neighbour. Dear brethren, the responsibility stands.

Many people define what life is so hypothetically. When I got the chance to meet the Archbishop of Gulu His Grace John Baptist Odama, I had the opportunity to ask him how he defined life. He answered “life is the gift of existence, God shared with humanity. Human life is just a shared life God partially shared to all things He created that have life in totality. When God got to creation of the human being, he created a living in its entirety to be like Him in the life sharing.” His Grace added, “Life is a gift from God that is meant to be shared; to be both grateful and generous. It is being grateful to God for sharing with us His existence and being generous through sharing this gift to others. In the literal sense, our parents shared their lives with us by giving birth to us, we need to be grateful to them for sharing their existence to us through God and to be generous by sharing that gift to others by offering our lives and being of service to others.” Our generosity as per now is to share our gift of life to the rest not minding about; colour, looks, tribe, size, religion, dress code et cetera. God created us in His image and likeness, He shared the gift of life with us when he breathed that air in Adam and we came to be, thus we need to do the same and share that existence. We can be generous as we create life to others in the context of helping, being of service to others, sharing our talents to others and giving our wholeness to the environment that we can manage to reach.

In a nutshell, how should we live? This turns out to be an oriental and complex question. Different people have different ways on how to live their lives. My clarion call to you all is to live a life large enough to match your standards as a son or a daughter of God. We were masterfully designed for greatness in Christ and we should defend jealously that awareness and privilege of being children of God. Many of us admire to come from families of some pantheons or city tycoons across the Globe. Many kids would like to be borne by people like Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Dangote to mention but a few. This is because of their money, fame and social standard but we literally forget that they were also created by the same God, they live on the same soil, breathe the same air and they are also human beings like you. But then, have you done anything such that people can admire to be produced, guided or even nurtured by you? This leads me to a series of questions like; What do you desire in this life? What are your wants? Life needs that pulsating longing that will govern you on what you want. Life tends to be so tempting in the circumstances of failure, we are pushed in a pretty kettle of fish where hope is desolate, asking ourselves; why life causes many questions to humanity? With humanity, absorbing the unsatisfactory trait of earthly desires is within the DNA. You should know that the more you ask yourself questions, the more resilient you become to find more answers. We are living in the world of question and answer; we question our beliefs, religions, way of living, the matrix of knowability among others. Questions help us to inquisitively search for answers thus being profoundly rooted in that piece of certainty or what we hope in. It is like we are in the era that needs another saviour to show us the way but who do you think that saviour is? The saviour is not so far away from you because that saviour is you. People currently just need something to believe in and something that gives them hope. I am convinced that we all have those proficiencies to be able to give others hope and make them believe in something. Make a difference for yourself and others in this life. But do you know what life is all about? It is intrusive exploration for answers amounted through questions we ask.

Sem Jjuuko Mathias 
Alokolum National Major Seminary
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