Thursday, February 26, 2009

What Do You Live For?

Was in my English class. And I don't know how the topic came up but I asked them,"Why are you alive? Why do you live? What do you think of when you wake up in the morning?"

There were only about six or seven boys in class (the others were taking an ICT course in the resource centre). They stared at me half-amused and half-befuddled...yeah, the quirky English teacher..never know what she's gonna say and look at her now...she's doing it again.

But I LIKE asking philosophical questions. It's at least half a kilo better than saying,"Okay, open your book to page 29." Don't you think so?

I especially like asking questions that make my students think. And ask. And ponder.

When I pressed them for answers, one said,"We live for God...for the glory of God."
Smart boy. And he's only sixteen.

Otherwise what else are we on this planet for? To go to school/work? To earn money? To bitch at people?

I believe I'm on this planet to do justice to this life that God has given me. It's like God has said,"Okay girl, here's your life. Let's see what you can do with it." Some people interpret that to mean a life full of prayer, good works etc.
I'm trying (God, I truly AM.) ..but I think I have a different role to play.

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