Have you ever seen Tuck Everlasting? If not, watch this video below.
This family faces the unfortunate realization that the life they live will never end. Jesse falls in love and wants Winnie to join him. Though she loves him and wants to be with him, being on this earth forever is not worth it. I can’t say I blame her.
I’ve often said there are worse things than dieing. There are worse things than saying good-bye to those you love, leaving this life of war and famine and going on to face eternity.
You may not agree.
I’ve faced many trials in my life. I’ve been through sexual abuse, physical abuse (all as a child). I’ve survived many suicidal thoughts and attempts. I’ve overcome alcoholism and destructive behavior. I’ve buried too many friends and had too many broken hearts. Through all this, I still believe dieing is not the worse thing.
As I was explaining to my children tonight, there is hope in knowing there is at least an end too the things this hard life brings. It brings much joy but to think of all the horrible things…war, hunger, crime. I would not want to go on in this life forever.
What do you think? Would you choose to live forever or accept the life you’re given as long as you’re given it?