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.