A priest, a scientist, and a politician walk into a bar…

Glass-half-full-QuestionI know I know, just stay with me here.

So these three guys walk into a bar engaged in a conversation about how we look at life.  The scientist says, “Evolution proves that life has no inherent value beyond what we ascribe to it.”  The priest disagrees stating that, “As created beings we all have inherent value whether we believe it or not.”  So the politician looks at the priest with his half finished glass of ale and says, “You think of that glass as half full don’t you?”  “Yes,” the priest replies.  “And you think of yours as half empty?” the politician inquires of the scientist motioning toward his cognac.  “Yes” replies the scientist.  “But consider that fool over there’” the politician said pointing to the corner of the room.  Other two men turn to look, but can’t see anything of interest.  Confused they turn back around just in time to see the politician finishing off their drinks.  With a smile he put the glasses down and laughed, “I am an opportunist, and now you’re both wrong… problem solved.”

Here’s my point: Quit worrying so much about how much is or isn’t in your glass and just enjoy what you have.  We can postulate all day long about the multitude of perspectives and the variety of philosophical opinions regarding life and truth and value, but in the end a life un-lived is a life wasted.  As Church Father Bishop Irenaeus famously said, the glory of God is Man fully alive.

Man on Mountian

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

Don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

~ Matthew 6:32-33 ~