Seasons (of life)

It’s been too long since I’ve posted. I know that. Like everyone else, I get caught up in daily life. What some would call the “reality” of daily life. What I think of as the non-real. But those thoughts are for another day.

Today my thoughts turn toward life and it’s seasons. I’m really not that deep of a thinker. My thoughts have been prompted by a couple of events.

1) A close friend and the anchor of the base section of our church choir died rather unexpectedly. I say rather only because he was in his 70’s. However, despite his age, and medical situation, there really wasn’t any reason to expect a situation to arise that would claim his life in a matter of a couple of weeks. But it did. What’s more remarkable is the insight into his thinking about life that is being exposed by his family as they read through his text marking within his person Bible. Fascinating!

2) An acquaintance from church just discovered that she has stage 4 liver cancer. She was hospitalized for a completely different, and routine, procedure. Through routine pre-surgery evaluation they found the cancer. Two years is what they say.

So…

The question that comes up in these circumstances is frequently consistent. Why?

Not just why death. Not necessarily why now? But why?

Why did God create this world – our lives – and place us in an existence that will ALWAYS end in death.

I don’t mean to imply that I’m asking these questions. I’m not. I think I know what the BIG why is.

I’ve rarely spoken of it. I’ve held back. I’m not completely sure why. Perhaps because I fear exposing the fact that I have beliefs that run outside the mainstream of my church. But, at the same time, I’ve always know that the day would come.

I think that’s one reason I started this blog. It’s not for others to read what I have to say. It’s simply for me to document what I think.

It’s time. It’s coming. I need to document the WHY.

Why life?
Why are we born?
Why do we suffer?
Why do we experience joy?
Why pain?
Why die?

I think I know.

At least I have a theory that’s based on…

nothing…

just my feelings…

my impressions….

It’s time to give it a voice.