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It's How (Not If) We Live That Counts

Written by Thom Rutledge

I have this little fantasy about dying one day, going to heaven, or wherever God holdsrepparttar post-earth-life Q& A sessions, and finally learning what it is all about.

After years to consider and honerepparttar 131431 one question I will ask God if I am granted such an opportunity when my Thom Rutledge life has run its course, I have decided upon that precise wording: “What was that all about?” That is what I will ask God if givenrepparttar 131432 chance, and that is what I ask God in my little fantasy.

As I step up in line, ready to ask my question, I am of course betting thatrepparttar 131433 answer will be something to do with “…andrepparttar 131434 greatest of these is love,” (The Apostle Paul, 1Corinthians, Ch 13, verse 13) or “inrepparttar 131435 end,repparttar 131436 love you take is equal torepparttar 131437 love you make.” (The Beatle Paul, Abbey Road, Final Track) When I reachrepparttar 131438 front ofrepparttar 131439 line and ask my finely tuned question, God replies concisely, as God tends to do both in my imagination and in real life. Here isrepparttar 131440 conversation: (Don’t blink; it goes by really fast.)

Me: What was that all about?

God: Cars and money.


This little scene serves two purposes for me. First, to entertain my very-easy-to-entertain self, and second, to represent my fear of missingrepparttar 131441 point. The fear of missingrepparttar 131442 point is a very legitimate fear. In fact, it may berepparttar 131443 only legitimate fear.

Inrepparttar 131444 continuing wake (read: tidal wave)

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