3/14/11 Chris, early 20’s
A young man – Chris - was at the park, taking pictures of the geese at the pond, when I told him I had an interesting question for him. “What comes after this life? In a million years, where will you have spent the vast majority of your time?” Chris agreed that that this is indeed an important question. He said his theory is that his spirit’s energy will merge back with all the energy of the universe, but he has also been interested lately in Native American spirituality. He was very glad to talk about such things, saying that just this week his spiritual search was renewed by a documentary he saw on TV in which people were asked these types of questions. I used some simple logic to help him see the errors of some of his theories. If there are laws regarding our “energy”, who is the lawgiver? For every religion that teaches about rewards in the life to come, who is the judge? We can’t escape the fact of being held accountable to our Creator, and the question “How good is good enough?” led Chris to listen to both the law and grace of the gospel. Although he was very open-minded and humble, It was a lot for Chris to take in at once. He said he loves to read and gladly received the New Testament and other books I gave him.