The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life. (Rabindranath Tagor, 19th-20th century Bengali writer)
“Is That All There Is?” was a popular song a few years ago, revealing the lostness of many people in that generation. Some folks are always looking for something solid and lasting to believe in. Much in life seems to be fleeting and unsubstantial. Tagor might be suggesting that there’s more to life than momentary pleasure. Real meaning has an eternal, spiritual meaning.
Jesus: “I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life.” (John 5:24)