The Temporary Lives of Man

398px-A_view_of_a_field_in_the_foreground_with_wind_turbines_and_city_scape_in_the_background“Man is like grass: we ought not to be startled at anything reminding us of our own frailty and mortality. All scripture and all history teach us that though man flourish as a flower for a moment, still he must soon wither like the grass. Blessed is he who habitually needs not to be reminded that he must die; and yet so far from being dejected thereby betakes himself to the Almighty, and in him finds friend, refuge, husband, Redeemer.” –William S. Plumer “Psalms” Ps. 103 p. 919



  1. The reality of my mortality hit me at 17 when someone I knew died. I realised then I wasn’t immortal.
    I’m much older now. That ‘immortality’ is fast running out. But, the best is yet to come.

    God bless.


    1. I have seen death many times in my life, and I know how frail I am. I also know that I am immortal until my work here is done.

      It’s a balance, just like everything else. Once one realizes just how mortal he/she is, they value life more, they don’t take chances and risks, and they live each day as a gift.


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