You Can’t Take It With You

Remember the question asked in philosophy class, in Church, or for a few, after dropping acid in college – What is the meaning of Life? Well let’s try a slight twist.

God gives meaning to life. Everything else, like fame, money, or power, is what traditional religion calls an “idol.” Idols give you a temporary gratification or distraction but always leave you with a feeling that “you can’t take it with you.” The experience of God cures that, not by making you feel immortal, but by connecting you with what is timeless, both out there and within yourself. So perhaps the meaning of life is not words but experience. If you want to translate it into words, go right ahead. Remember though that the words are not the experience.

By the way you can take God with you.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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