Date of Birth: June 6, 1935
Date Submitted: October 1, 2018
Religious Affiliation: Christian
What is the meaning of life?
Here I am at eighty-three running full throttle down the track falpping my arms--thinking I’m a bird or a plane reading for take-off. All this activity, and the meaning of my life is based on something simple. The one word for me is trust. I trust. I trust in the ultimate triumph of the Good.
Trust. Trust is my one word. And there is another word that accompanies it--a freeing word. Always.
And it is freedom.
These days in the ongoing as I walk and run, as the petals fall and the seed grows, I recognize that the name of the track is forgiveness. I intend forgiveness, truth and forgiveness, while knowing it is beyond me. But as I run I trust that the intent to forgive is enough and forgiveness is being done by that in which I trust. It is being done for me. All I have to do is focus on that which is doing the forgiving.
I’m with Dag Hammarskjold who said, “For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes.”