Posted at 10:15h
God has given us temporary bodily form to enjoy the physical experience of being alive as we make our way in this world. Those of us who remember this can have a wonderful go of life, while those who have forgotten lose their way and often have lives best forgotten.
Metaphorically, imagine ourselves as a very young child with loving parents. Our parents take us to an unfamiliar place, an amusement park, for the first time. We soon exit the daylight sun and go into a big building structure where it's relatively dark. Before us is an open air train, a rollercoaster. Our parents seat and strap us in with a seatbelt. They tell us we'll be going on a short ride, to enjoy ourselves and we'll be together again shortly. Once the ride starts, if we remember we're just on a ride and will be with our parents again soon, we can make the most of our short ride and enjoy ourselves. However, if we forget our parents and their instructions, our lives are like a real rollercoaster ride; from terrified to terrific to terrified again; not an experience most of us would not want to remember or relive....