What Are You Living For?

As a Christian I have long been aware of the personal application of Hebrews 9:27.

"And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment


I tell you though even before I was Christian I was well aware of the first part men die once. It does not matter about your political views, your religious views, your wealth, or your health you will one day exit this world. If cremated your ashes will be scattered and forgotten or place in a jar and lost. It is no better if you prefer to be buried for even cemeteries in time die and are forgotten like the one pictured. Another decade or two it will be lost.

I don't mean for this post to be morbid I am just making clear that no matter what your best effort is some day you will no longer be remembered.  Which then brings me to the title. What are you living for? The Princes Bride aficionado will answer true love but actually each person must decide this for themselves. For me the answer is so that I will hear my love Jesus tell me one day "Well done good and faithful servant." This is achieved by loving my neighbor as myself. For those around me this means they are to see in me a person that truly cares for them and desires to be a positive influence in their lives. Some would say I am foolish for believing in Jesus but setting my belief aside is it not still a good thing to love the people around you as much as you love yourself. Once again I ask you what are you living for?

Note: I don't do good because I think it will earn me a reward. I do good because I love Jesus and want him to be proud of me the same way a child that loves his parents wants to please them and make them proud.