Recently, a man obsessed with superbikes had an accident. In his dying moments, as he was gasping for breath, he uttered, “Is my superbike alright?” It was surprising that he did not leave any parting words for his loved ones.
What do we truly cherish in life? What is the one thing that grieves our heart most if it is lost or taken away? How do we invest our time, talents and resources? To be honest, what do we think about most of the time?
James warns us not to be presumptuous about our earthly pursuits for life on earth is transient and uncertain.
We are all “leasehold” though we may have freehold property.
- If we believe life is merely about the ‘here and now’, then we will just look forward to what the world has to offer and what our earthly toil can achieve for us.
- But if we think that time transcends our earthly existence, then our goals and aspirations in life will be determined by eternal values.