Monday, March 13, 2006

The Non-Partisan Meaning of Life

Monday's are not inspiring but I received sad news about a friend's son and am forced to contemplate, once again, the meaning of my (our) existence. I feel an intense envy at those whose work allows them to change the world in a profound way. It also seems unjust that many of those people are not particularly admirable-politicians come to mind. Our wonderful elected officials, many whose integrity is questionable, have the power to improve the lives of people all over the world. Or not. Much of what is accomplished in politics is self-serving and partisan without any regard to the greater good. Voters, like myself, are often making choices that are described as "the lesser of two evils". How can we allow this and why do we settle for leaders whose personal agendas don't match those of the general populace? Is it our two party system that gives us candidates that are big on financial resources but low on candor? Candidates that are politically connected but distanced from their constituency. Is it possible to change this? Think Jimmy Carter and that answer would be a resounding no. His presidency was best remembered for what he couldn't achieve mainly because he lacked the support "inside Washington". Maybe by Friday I'll have figured out why we exist, today I am only sure that eventually we all die. Even lousy politicians. I Take solace in my late husband Mark's favorite saying, "At the end of the game, the king and the pawn go back into the same box."

4 comments:

DeeDee said...

Well,I will not presume to know how to handle world's problems. I have been involved of late in a wonderful Bible study on Monday mornings at 9 a.m.I look forward to them really. Studying Scripture has been good for me,and also I have been meeting and getting to know lots of great women. Because of this my faith in the Lord has been getting stronger and I can honestly say that I am having more joyful days. Why is it so unpopular to talk about one's relationship with their God? Is it an unspeakable subject? Should it be? Is this Blog a place to do so? I wonder..... By the way, I tried to set up one of my own and I made up about 10 or so user names and all were rejected so I was bored with that and maybe I will try again at a later date. Spoke to Darby last night and he wants to know what happened with the BOOK? He seems upset that you said you weren't going to write it...... Hope you feel better Hangovers are not so good.. Been there.,,,,, Love DD

Lorraine DeLuca said...

I don't know that it is unpopular to speak of your own relationship with God. You must consider that not all people have the same concept of God and that some prefer to believe that there is no such entity at all. It is my experience that most people who want to discuss their relationship with God feel that others should feel the same way or have the same sort of relationship with a higher being. It is very true that God works in mysterious ways and his/her manifestation is different for people of different beliefs and cultures. I welcome all of your comments about God and otherwise, so long as we approach all these things with tolerance and love.

I think you will enjoy your blog-so do it. Don't forget to comment on mine so that I can enjoy this non-verbal communication.

The Voice of Reason said...

Never mind my question about the BOOK. I figured it out.

The Voice of Reason said...

Oh, and Darby was taken.