September 23, 2011
This is a very popular saying. Ironically, it has many meanings:
1. Do all of the things that you’ve ever wanted to do and don’t waste time with regrets.
2. Go wild and don’t regret anything. Much like the expression, “Live fast, die young.”
3. Live a life that is close to God and be grateful for each day.
In a tragic car accident, a girl from my high school was recently killed. I never got the chance to know this girl personally, but many people that I know were good friends with her. A friend of mine made a comment through a social media site about this tragedy and said that we should live our lives to the fullest with no regrets because you never know when God will take you.
It was a very nice thing to say to say to bring light to this girl’s death… and there’s a lot of truth to it… but it all depends on how people interpret it. As someone who has known this person for a long time, I felt that his comment sounded a lot like the modern-day thinking of, “We are already forgiven so sin isn’t really an issue” (hence you not having regrets). It’s very possible that my friend meant to portray interpretation #3, but it wasn’t obvious if that’s what he was trying to do.
It’s important to remember that you should live to be happy and to have fun, but you should also live to honor God and to better yourself. If you don’t have a relationship with God while on Earth, it won’t matter how much fun you had while you were here.
Are we too casual with how we word things or are we just becoming more and more secular in our thinking?