What is the meaning of life?

more to life than occupied with meaning of it

A student walks into his philosophy professor’s office and and says, “I have spent the past year delving into thoughts from Nietzche, Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Socrates,  Kafka , St. Francis of Assisi and St. Augustine on the meaning of life. I still have no concrete answer.” Confused and perplexed he asks his professor, “What is the meaning of life?” The professor gets up from his desk and opens a cupboard. Inside it is a baseball, bat. glove and a baseball hat. He puts on the hat, grabs the baseball, bat and glove and says to the student, “Get out and enjoy life! You are spending too much time thinking. You find the meaning of life by living it, laughing and loving others.” The student exclaims in frustration, “That’s too simple!” The professor says softly yet with earnestness, “Sometimes, the simplest things are the hardest for us to do. Now, go out and have fun!”

What is the meaning of your life? You have the professor’s answer. We find the meaning of life by living it and giving the life we have been given as a blessing of love to others.

Kevin Osborne, B.A. in Clinical Christian Counseling St. James the Elder Theological Seminary, BTh Canada Christian College & Graduate School, D.D., D Sc., Diplomate in Creative Ministry and his wife, Karen, B.A. in Clinical Christian Counseling St. James the Elder Theological Seminary, graduate divinity student Trinity College University of Toronto, are graduate Christian counseling students at St. James the Elder Theological Seminary. Kevin is a certified Christian counselor. He is a member of The Word Guild, a Christian writer’s group in Canada.



About osborne2029

I enjoy spending time with people just having a coffee or talking about life, philosophy, religion, politics or sharing a favorite joke or story. We learn from one another as we interact and share our joys, challenges and even our times of sadness. I enjoy reading, writing, singing and sharing in the blessing of community whether that is one on one or in groups. I'm married and am powned by two kitties named Sir William of Lounge a.k.a. Sir Lounge a Lot and Princess Catherine of Chaos a.k.a. Her Royal Highness Catherine of Englehart. I m in an M.A.-Ph.D program with St. James the Elder Theological Seminary to train to become a psychotherapist and priest. Let us pray for and reach out to each other with kindness, love and an embracing compassion. We can working together be servants with two open hands to those in need so that hate, indifference and inequality would lose and love will win. The peace and abounding joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Posted on May 30, 2015, in On Life's Purpose and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. So true. To paraphrase a song I once knew, “Life is what happens to you when you are busy doing other things.”

    • Hi Tony

      I consulted Karen on this one, She is the quote expert. The song you are thinking of is “Beautiful Boy.” “The quote is Life is what happens when you’re too busy making other plans. It is from John Lennon’s “Beautiful Boy.”

      For you and all Beatles fans her’s the official John Lennon music video, which shows John Lennon having a lot of fun!

      Tony, Karen has a cross-stitch quote business. If you would like this or any quote cross-stiched contact us at osborne2029@gmail.com Karen does quality work. There are people lining up for her to do cross-stitch pictures too.

      I am a blessed man to have such a loving, beautiful and creative wife. God does gift the best gifts!

      Have a joy-filled weekend!


      P.S. Now, you=ve gone and done it. I’m having a Beatles listening fest. Thank you for that gift:)

  2. wow, it is so cool to hear that answer from the professor, yeah, looks simple indeed. nice post

  3. I think many of us make the simpe things more difficult. In Grade 10 Math I am the cause of my teacher being frustrated to no end. He gives the class a difficult problem to solve. I would find it easy. He gives us a simple matthematical problem. I think it can’t be that simple. One day he says in exasperation, “Kevin, it is that simple. Really, it is!”

    I am challenged by the professor to live each day with his guiding philosophy.

    Why do you think so many of us find simple things the most difficult to do?

    Have a great weekend!


  4. So simple, yet so true…. Love this!

  5. Nice message Kevin – and short and punchy too. We need to go out and live it!

    • Thanks, Chris. Yes, we need to go out and live it! I pray for you in your life that as you engage in your ministry training, that you would feel the prayers of Karen and I, Marmar, all the co-authors on Mind’s Seat and all of God’s people. I lift you before our Lord and ask that He would give you strength and perseverance so you will finish your ministry training. I know because of the caring heart you have displayed in your writing and the times we have shared together that you will be a blessing of light and love to many people.

      Almighty God, in whatever area of his life Chris needs You, I ask that He feel Your guiding presence and peace. Thank you, Lord, for this man of God, who teaches me so much about what it means to serve You through the inspiring writing he shares with us.

      Father, I pray as time goes on that I would get to know Chris, this brother in Christ You have brought into my life.




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