Our Legacy, through reason and heart

What do you say, we continue rowing against the current…?

The week that we have just finished is, for those of us who are Catholics, the most important holiday of the year. As a result of this event and associated with the exercise carried out in the workshop that I participated a few days ago, given by Estefanie Martens, where we had to answer the question, “Imagine that you are at your funeral and a very dear person is going to say a few words. What would you like me to say about you?” This made me realize that we are all going to leave this world.

This, in turn, brought to my mind some popular sayings like,

  • We all have our cross.
  • Life goes by in the blink of an eye.
  • Genius from the cradle to the tomb.
  • Life is hard, among others.

For this reason, in the following lines, in a simple way, I invite you to reflect on your life, based on what Jesus of Nazareth experienced in those last moments on earth, according to what the Bible says about his passion.

  1. My soul feels a sadness of death. What thoughts and emotions each of us will have when we are facing our moment. Fear of the unknown or confidence in the life lived and the legacy left.
  2. My God, my God, why have you abandoned me. The thing is that we will complain, to whom, to whom we will say, I did not want this illness, this pain, it is not my time yet, I missed doing one thing and saying excuse me-forgive me to this or that person.
  3. Simon of Cyrene helped Jesus carry his cross. We are aware of and grateful to the Cyreneans that life in general has given us. And perhaps, if we have been Cyreneans with a family member, neighbor, friend, co-worker, etc.
  4. Roman Soldier who saw Jesus die, “Truly this was the Son of God.” In our case, it will be that the very dear person who is going to say a few words about us will say what you would have wanted to hear at our funeral.

As you know, I have lived in Buenos Aires for some time and Argentines have a present harangue in any circumstance. “COME ON”, this made me remember part of the lyrics of a popular song of ours, … Courage and encouragement I have in my thoughts… Courage and encouragement I have in my feelings…

So, get to work, dear reader, don’t wait any longer, enlighten your mind, excite your heart and start making your life purpose a reality. I invite you to discover your gifts or abilities, put them into practice through your vocation (profession or trade), do it with passion and put it at the service of others.

Finally, a phrase from Pablo Picasso, which is music to our ears: “The meaning of life is to discover your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away.”

What do you say, we continue rowing against the current…?