We do have ambitions for a long life. Yet counting from the very first centuries of human existence, we know and we should realize how short the human life span is. Sixty or seventy would be the average age or even eighty for the stronger ones. God wants us to remember that our life on earth is fleeting and temporary. It would be better to make sure we live lives according to God’s will so we may deserve the reward God has prepared for us in His kingdom. Yes, most surely we should not be shortsighted and narrowed to the material and fleshly allurements and risk losing our eternal rewards that God prepares for those who are faithful to Him and keep His commands of love and justice. True indeed, as you can observe, life is short and passing away. Let’s be after true greatness which only consists in our constant quest to fulfill God’s will in our lives.
In Chapter 26 of the gospel of St. Matthew in verse 42, Jesus prayed to His heavenly Father in this way: “My Father, if this cup cannot pass by without my drinking it, your will be done!” (Mt. 26:42). Doing God’s will should be our only and constant aim in life. In the Bible’s book of Psalms chapter 90 verse 9, thus God’s word describes human existence: “Our days dwindle under your wrath, our lives are over in a breath – our life lasts for seventy years, eighty with good health” (Ps. 90:9).