Monday, December 06, 2004

to die for



"I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong." -Bertrand Russell

Give your life for your nation. Give it away for your cause. Give your life on the frontline.
Give your life for your cause. Give it away for the faith. Give your life for your Jesus. Give your life for your Mohammed. Give it away for your faith. Give your life some importance.
Give your life for your artistic expression. Give your life for your scientific progress. Give your life for your politics. Give it away for your cause.
Give your life for your friends. Give your life for those who need it most. Give your life for your husband or your wife. Give your life for your girl or your boy. Give your life for your kids.
Isn't that what we all want? Something to make life meaningful? Something to die for?
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" - Jesus of Nazareth

Comments:
Is there a difference between giving your life away, dying for and dedicating part of your life to?

giving your life away suggests that you no longer have anything to do with it, similar to dying for, so finite. like you could make that decision rashly, whereas surely the dedication of your life requires infinitely more care, hard work and ardency (word?), and produces that much more fruit and benefit to the cause?
maybe anyway
Sarah
(ps pace is good)

 
Well articulated, and with a fantastic picture - it's good to have you back & commenting.

I'd say that this notion of dying for [insert here] might best be looked at less in the sense of looking for physical martyrdom, or the negative sense of laying aside care for it, and more in the sense that it's a daily process of imbuing yourself into the various aspects of your life. Fulling embodying your whole self into them - the gift of ongoing constructive martyrdom.

 
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