Today we reach the last day of the ancient Mayan calendar. This fact has prompted to predict the end of the world.
These types of predictions are nothing new to people of faith. While we may not agree with them, we can certainly make use of them.
They remind us to ask ourselves the question: If we knew we would not be here tomorrow, how would we live today?
Be a Blessing
The answer I often turn to is captured in the words traditionally said in Judaism after a loved one dies. Zichrono l’vracha, ”May his memory be a blessing.”
These words convey the purpose of a well-lived life. That those who come after you, those who remember you, look to your life as a blessing, a benediction, and an inspiration.
Being a blessing means that you have touched the lives of those you knew, and that you have helped them to do the same for others.
To be a blessing is not something we should contemplate only if the end of the world is approaching. It is not something we should think of only when a loved ones. Rather, our true task is to be a blessing, today and every day.
By Evan Moffic,
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