Meaningless monotony

William Barclay had a dog named Rusty who would accompany him on walks beside a stream, where he would plunge into the water, grab a rock in his mouth and bring it to the bank, and there he would carefully drop it before plunging back into the stream for another one. If allowed he would do this for hours. Barclay used to wonder what drove him in this pointless activity. It caused him to reflect on how life is for so many who seem to go through the same monotonous routine every day, but without a purpose other than eating to work and working to eat – hopefully with an occasional pleasure to brighten things up.
That’s why we need to pay heed to what Jesus said: ‘Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need…’- including a meaning for life.

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