Why So Much Morbidity?

Another week has passed and it’s one week closer to the holidays. This week I’ve got a short post along with a link to a video from the Onion News Network. Don’t just read my thoughts, make sure you watch the clip too. Today’s photos are from Arches National Park, Utah, and another from Emerald Lake, in Canada. As for the video, please leave a comment – I’m curious to see what your thoughts are.

Some Morbid Thoughts

Watch the video here.

I saw a link to a video the other day that made me think a little. Apparently, scientists have successfully taught a gorilla about death and the fact that it is inevitable. It showed the scientists communicating with the gorilla using a derivative of sign language and the animal seems to understand showing distinct emotion. It certainly made me think about life and death and humanity. I also wonder what possessed the scientists to teach a bunch of animals that life sucks and it isn’t going to last long.

I did a quick biblegateway.com search for verses on death and these are two of the results that stood out. To me, they refer to us as humanity, not to the rest of God’s creation.

David writes in Psalm 39:4 “Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered—how fleeting my life is.” and in Psalm 90:12 “Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom” (NLT). We know our time is short, how about we do something productive with our time, rather than spend years teaching the rest of creation that the ‘end is near’.

Watch the video here.

Contemplation Point

“Every man dies – Not every man really lives.” — William Wallace, Braveheart

There is a good question to ask ourselves — Are we really living? Or are we just living until we die?

Weekly Photos

The first photo below is from Arches National Park, Utah. It was taken late in the afternoon as the shadows were getting longer. The second shot is another one from Emerald lake, only this time it is looking to the other side of the bridge relative to last weeks photo. The first one is available in a larger size on the Desktop Wallpapers page.

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