Of faith and Michelle

by Michelle

I have faith in myself, and in the goodness of mankind. I have hope in the
creative, exploring, testing the limits, giving, sacrificing human spirit.
I see this all around me, and the efforts of humans (in a variety of fields:
social services, education, medicine, science, technology) etc.
continually inspires me. Beyond that, my motto, to live one day at a time,
joyfully, was taken from Ecclesiastes 9:9-10:

9:9 Live joyfully with the wife (husband) whom thou lovest all the days of
the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days
of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which
thou takest under the sun.

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might;for there is no
work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou

The saying, "Eat, Drink and Be Merry, for tomorrow you die" is actually
biblical, and is taken from Ecclesiastes where you can find it several
times, and in several versions.

Also, the Secular Pagan website has some wise words in this regard:

""Think, believe, feel," cries out the fearful heart. "Those are all
opinions. How do we KNOW we're right?"

We don't. And whoever said that we had to? Whoever said that life didn't
have any unanswered questions, any unsolved mysteries, any gray areas or
uncertainties? Wherever did we get the idea that we had to have all the
answers to life, the universe, and everything, in order to live rich,
meaningful, happy lives? "

I dunno, but that seems to work for me. Of course, Christians are never
really convinced by this stuff, but I'm happy with the answer, it rings true
for me, so I don't care if they are convinced or not.