Meaning of Life

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“Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” – Rainer Maria Rilke


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Luke 9:20

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “But who do you say that I am?”


This is a very interesting question because if you asked it of all those who identify as Christians today, you would get a myriad of answers.

There are so many different beliefs as to who Jesus was and why he lived and why he died.

And I’m sure you’d get plenty of people absolutely convinced that they are right and everyone else is wrong.

Of course, there are many people who would say they have no interest in who Jesus is.

(I completely understand that conclusion if they are basing it on the actions of many self-proclaimed Christians today!)

Some people throughout history would not have ever even heard of Jesus.

Of course, thousands and thousands of people who lived before Jesus had no way of knowing him.

Probably over 25 years ago I read this particular scripture passage and the question Jesus asked struck me deeply.

It became personal.

I went on a very passionate journey to discover and study all that I could find in my quest to answer that question.

Today the profound mystery and meaning of Jesus ever deepens.

Jesus gives me my blueprint for life.

He shows me the way of letting go of all that is false so that that I might live in the joy of all that is true.

He shows me that love is all that matters.

He instructs me to be compassionately present to everyone and everything.

In living out Jesus’s question, “Who do you say that I am?”- I believe I will slowly discover not only who Jesus is, but who I am as well.


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Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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