Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Nails

For want of a nail, the shoe was lost
For want of a shoe, the horse was lost
For want of a horse, the knight was lost
For want of a knight, the battle was lost
So it was a Kingdom was lost
-- all for the want of a nail.
_George Herbert (Jacula Prudentum 1651)
We all want to know our life is signifigant. That it meant something. In many ways we look for it in fame, possesions or power, but that is fleeting. In doing so, we can miss the simple purpose for which we are destined. What gives you life signifigance?

7 comments:

Daniel said...

A good question that I have been seeking an answer to. I would guess the obvious answer is my daughter. She certainly gives my life significance. I would like to think that there is more, but I need some time to ponder on this.

Teeny Marie said...
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Teeny Marie said...

Being a child of God gives me signifigance. Jesus died for me. That gives me eternal signifigance.

BluNBlond said...

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Brian Miller said...

so true teeny

tony said...

the purpose is elusive....it slips through our fingers like water.like nails.
hello!

Colette Amelia said...

big question and very difficult for one who has knocked herself silly. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury makes one lose a sense of themself...so many of the things that you could do easily or even like to do can be lost...

It is indeed a struggle to redefine yourself when you have to discover just what your capabilities are.

I loved the poem. good question