Arizona Mission 2013 Leaders’ Meeting will be held this Saturday at 4:00pm at The Bridge Church 1067 East Badillo Street, Covina, CA 91724.
Monthly Archives: February 2013
Where: The Bridge Church 1067 East Badillo St, Covina, CA 91724
Alan Watts was a British philosopher who believed and taught Eastern Philosophy. Though raised an Anglican Christian, Watts turned away and embraced the ideals of Buddhism. Though he died in 1973, his teaching have gained a lot of favor over the internet. One means of popularizing his teaching has been this video posted on youtube.
One of the things that Watts says in the video is, “A short life that is full of what you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way.”
While it may be all good and well intended for the Eastern philosopher, it is quite different for the Christian. Whether a long life or a short life, both can be wasted lives if God and His purposes are ignored.
1. Life is a gift from God (John 10:10) “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
2. God’s calling for every person is to live his/her life well for His glory by being driven by the love of Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:14, 15) “For the love of Christ controls us… that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.”
In a self-loved delusional world it may seem like a noble thing to pursue one’s desires. However, when those desires are selfishly motivated, it neither glorifies God nor promotes the life of sacrifice that Christ calls every disciple to live.