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Meeting our Maker

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What happens when we die? Most people prefer not to think about this, but many faiths believe that the spirit lives on after leaving this incarnation, and has to account for how the person conducted him/herself during this lifetime.

First, let me address those who believe that death is the end. For these people, immortality consists of one's genetic legacy, one's descendants. For most of human history, the awareness of posterity has been a great motivator to live a good life, and leave a good heritage, whether individually or collectively. Native Americans talk about looking out for the seventh generation hence.

We are doing horribly in this area. We are leaving our descendants a ruined planet, heating up out of control, with violent climate changes, a scarcity of clean air and water, genetically damaged organisms in many areas, a shortage of food, depleted mineral and energy resources, pollution of all sorts, and a social and economic system that is making things worse instead of better. How can we face our children?

For those who believe in an ongoing life of the spirit, we will meet our Maker and be judged. From there, we go to another incarnation, or to heaven or hell, or whatever the particular faith dictates. Again, we will have to account for how we treated the creation we were given. Did we safeguard and enhance it? Or did we participate in the "get mine now" mentality and ignore the poor, ignore the systematic impoverishment of the great majority of earth dwellers, ignore the evil killers and torturers that are destroying the planet?

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Either way, we are blowing it, big time.

Isaiah 45: 18For thus says the LORD,
The creator of the heavens,
who is God,
The designer and maker of the earth
who established it,
Not creating it to be a waste,
but designing it be lived in:
I am the LORD, and there is no other.

In the name of the Prince of Peace, Carol Wolman


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Carol S. Wolman, MD is a psychiatrist in Northern California. A lifelong peace activist, she is helping to distribute a Peace Plan for the Holy Land- email her for a copy. She also a film producer with Paradise Cove Productions.

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