Yes Indeed, Life is Complicated. The complexity of Life involves the complex issue of making the choices about Life itself. How does the man makes these choices? The choice may involve knowing the fact of a predetermined purpose in Life.
I drink from the Cup of Life. Now, the Cup could be described as half full or half empty. Is that really important? The Cup that I drink from gives me pain and I experience suffering. What would be the right question if I have to drink from that Cup? What I truly experience from my Life, the reality of my condition is more important than my attitude about my Existence. The issue is not about Optimism or Pessimism which involves the nature of future outcomes without taking into consideration the nature of the past, or present experience. I need to focus on knowing the reality and I need to face the reality about what I experience when I drink from that Cup of my Life.
Is it possible for this Cup to be taken away from me?
Having come into existence, the man has no choice other than that of drinking from the Cup of Life. The Cup could be seen as Half Empty of Half Full. What determines the course of the future action?
I review the Agony of the Cup experienced by Jesus. He faced the most painful situation of his life long before living his life to the fullest extent possible. The Books of Mark, Matthew and Luke record the Agony of the Cup.
The Cup of Life from which Jesus drinks is predetermined and Jesus makes no choice of his own. If it is indeed a choice, Jesus has the choice to disobey his Heavenly Father and walk away from the ordeals of Life. Jesus understands and knows the reality of pain and suffering that he is consuming from the Cup of Life placed in his hands on the day he is born. His agony is about the lack of choice. It is just impossible to remove the Cup of Life from one’s hands if the Cup is placed in the hands with a predetermined purpose in Life.
What to do with the Cup of Suffering?
Jesus has a predetermined purpose in his Life. He cannot throw away his Cup of Suffering. What about me? Do I have a predetermined purpose in my Life? What to do with the Cup of Suffering in my hands?
Life and Destiny – Is that a Multiple Choice Question?
Life is like a Multiple Choice Question. The Success or the Failure in my Life just depends upon the Good or the Bad Choices I deliberately choose to answer the Multiple Choice Question called Life. Is it Good to drink from the Cup of Suffering? Is it Bad to get away from the Cup of Suffering?
How to determine Destiny if the Choices are Predetermined?
The Choices I make determines my Destiny. How do I determine my Destiny if my choices have been predetermined?
If my Choices in Life have been predetermined, what are my Chances of making a Good or a Bad Choice to deal with the Cup of Suffering in my hands?
Can I drink from the same Cup of Life held by Jesus?
Life is complicated. It is utterly confusing for I do not find the choices that I can make while I am holding the Cup of Life in my hands. What is the Chance of making the Right Choice if I decide to drink from the same Cup that Jesus drinks?
Did Jesus succeed in his life by reaching his predetermined goal in Life? I can only march forward in my life carrying the burden of the Cross for I do not know in which direction I want to go in Life. It is no longer a matter of either Choice or Chance. It is about my trust. Whom do I trust while I am still moving holding the Cup of Suffering?