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Life's meaning complex, profound

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM


I am unable to resist congratulating Gordon Robinson on the clarity with which he explicitly answered the questions posed in the article 'Why you were born/' in the In Focus section of The Sunday Gleaner of June 25, 2017.

Seekers of truth know that life is much more than meets the eye; that it goes beyond hair-splitting philosophy or simply living a lifetime to die and be cast in hell or heaven.

As sparks (tiny particles) of God, each is born to 'earth-school' to learn to give and receive love through life's experiences and, to one day, return to God in greater purity.

So, all life has meaning and purpose. No experience is wasted, and there is no happenstance. It is also not surprising that none of our material acquisitions goes with us in the end because the ultimate value of life is the totality of experiences we received. That's all we take with us!

While I cannot be certain about Mr Robinson's source(s) or what inspires him, his views on this subject are spot.


Consultant Physician