Thursday, 1 March 2012

Is life a right or a privilege?

What is it that makes one of us wise and the other foolish?
What defines a woman as perfect and another as ugly?
Who was it that told you the word 'can't' does matter?
When did you know right from wrong?
Who said failure was a bad consequence? 
And what really gives someone the right to rule another?
Why is the idea of growing old so feared?


Am I the only who questions and finds the world a puzzling labyrinth of time?


Then I look to the skies and see the clouds lit up from behind.
 I see shafts of light fall on brambles, and golden rays beautify stinging nettles rising from a ditch of unwanted ground. 
I see the power in a thunderous storm. 
I see through the gloom to another side, where yellow daffodils bob along the lanes and snow drops never disappear from their own mystical circle around their chosen oaks. 


Then I realise there is more to life than questions, than theories, than race, than wealth, than health, than laughter, than love, than relationships, than countries, than culture, than time or life itself. 
There is far more than we ever dared to imagine or ever ask for.
But only when you have the faith to believe can you then see, can you then hear and finally, can you then know and be at rest.


We may never understand but we can at least offer ourselves to try.
What do you think?
Is life a right or a privilege?





5 comments:

  1. No, you’re not the only one who questions what you have typed out? I think these things to. Is life a right, or a privilege? That really depends on how you look at It, and what you really want to know. Life to me Is a right from “GOD” he gave you the right to live for a reason. He bore you for a reason to. Everyone has the right to live, and everything right before us now Is living, breathing the same air. Flowers, water etc. A privilege Is when someone takes that right from us: (IE) He points a gun at you. He steals your Identity, etc. I have said before that we are owned? The Government. We are owned from birth to death. We are controlled. We are merely a number In a matrix kind of world. We do have rights, but the Government takes that away from us. Freedom? We are never free, and nothing Is free. We are taxed from birth until death aswell.

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  2. Yet we are given everything, nothing is ours to claim not even the time we have now. All that we can't own we can only use. Love isn't ours, dreams aren't ours, money isn't ours, it has all been given- life is a precious gift and when we die we can't take anything with us because we own nothing, not even our bodies, yet we belong to the living God.

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  3. But are we really given everything? If we were given everything, then it would be everyone's right to have everything. I feel we are merely given an opportunity to form our own path to dream, love, money and the rest of "everything."

    Thus, life is a privilege and if you want something (a right), you or someone else will have to work for it.

    But this is not why I visited this blog. I used to watch your accent videos when I first subscribed but in time I have come to admire, apart from your abundant talent, your values and qualities and I wanted to ask you if you could write a post about how your parents raised you, or if you could ask your parents to write a blog post about this, I would be grateful.

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  4. Thank you mk, I will gladly write a blog about how I was raised, in fact it's funny you said that because I began a little of that in a draft I wrote the other day. I will get to it, thank you for taking the time to look on here!

    I didn't mean we should be given 'everything' as in every good thing in the world that there is to have, I mean all that we do have is gift, all our talents, opportunities, our days, nights, money, status... I think we are made for a purpose and that everything happens for a purpose too. Even the most terrible things, it will one day be made clear to us and we will understand. But it is the enduring life we must live through FAITH that counts now. I think we are given an opportunity too, but I also think that God is bigger than letting us merely stumble along our own ways; the difference is whether or not we decide to do it our way or choose God's way for us. 'For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.' (Jeremiah 29:11) God is a loving and kind God who thinks of you more than you can imagine 'I can't even count the thoughts of the Lord about me; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!' (Psalm 139:18) But he will never force himself into your life, it must be your own choice. We have the right to choose whether our lives are lived for him or for ourselves.
    God Bless you!
    Jo

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  5. In The Name of God, Most Gracious Most Merciful...

    “And I (God) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone)” [Noble Qur'an 51:56]

    With similar verses in the previous scriptures (Torah, Gospel, Psalms) I believe our purpose is to know our Creator and worship him.

    Whenever a people became heedless of this message God would send them messengers calling them back to the path of Monotheism - the last of these revelations, the Qur'an - sent to Muhammed - confirming that which was sent to Jesus (Gospel) ... and before that Moses (Torah)... peace be upon all the messengers... same message, different time/place... worship God alone, don't associate partners with him in worship (whether they be objects, prophets, angels etc - they are his creation, he is the Creator)

    So God created humans and subjugated for us whatever's on the Earth and skies “He it is Who created for you all that is on earth” [Noble Qur'an 2:29]

    “And has subjected to you all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth; it is all as a favour and kindness from Him. Verily, in it are signs for a people who think deeply” [Noble Qur'an 45:13]

    “And He has made the sun and the moon, both constantly pursuing their courses, to be of service to you; and He has made the night and the day, to be of service to you” [Noble Qur'an 14:33]

    God gave us plants and animals - for medicine, food, travel, clothing etc - we derive so many benefits from them... and they are also a sign of how God brings the dead to life...

    “And among His Signs (in this), that you see the earth barren, but when We send down water (rain) to it, it is stirred to life and growth (of vegetations). Verily, He Who gives it life, surely is Able to give life to the dead (on the Day of Resurrection). Indeed He is Able to do all things” [Noble Qur'an 41:39]

    God is Most-merciful, Most compassionate in giving us all these things, and in sending us messengers with books that include laws and wisdoms so we can organize our lives.

    I believe that's the purpose, and the greatest gift; to worship the One "Who has created death and life that He may test you which of you is best in deed” [Noble Qur'an 67:2]

    "Surely we belong to God and to Him shall we return" [Noble Qur'an 2:156]

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