Monday, September 8, 2008


How we discover what meaning to give our life is a story of both the environment we live in and the choice we make. What counts is what values in life we discover and ultimately make our own. "Where your treasure is, there your heart is also." (Mt 6:21).

One of the most trying things about being young is that of being in a stage where one has to choose what values to live and die for. Human society is full of models and examples of persons who have embraced their own values. And what is awful is that today's young man or woman is left alone to choose.

To discover which model we have to choose, we need not look beyond or outside ourselves. Instead, we should look into our hearts. If we do, we will surely discover passions and drives that are either constructive or destructive: our capacity to love or hate, to give or possess, to build or destroy, to forgive or avenge. When we choose what is positive and shun what is negative, we will naturally discover which model or example to embrace. And there we will discover the meaning in our lives.


Ramonchito said...

They can have all the material things in this world, but the Lord God will always be my treasure!

monchet said...

You can't bring your material treasures in heaven, di ba!

JoeCo said...

Do good to your fellowmen, and you will have treasures in heaven.