This is Your Life?
This Is Your Life is about the journey to the center of your mind (Twilight Zone music in the background). Well maybe not quite the center, but it challenges the premise that we are mechanical beings living in a mechanical world. Contrary to the popular cultural voice that says, “Resistance is futile, assimilated you will be . . .” (Yoda), people are tired, broken, and poor from living in this Marxist socialist paradise. If we can reclaim a true definition of liberty, perhaps we can achieve a Modern Reformation. The human experience we call life is mind, body, and spirit. If any one of these is missing, we die. Our culture has been trying to convince us for decades that we are mind and body, but without any spirit. People have been treated as if they were automobiles to be driven, manipulated, and finally discarded when their benefits run out. The results of this philosophy have been disastrous. The fruits of Marxist philosophy today are the same as they have been throughout history: to lie, steal, kill, and destroy, leaves death in its wake and itself ultimately self-destructs in a suicidal fit of rage. A Christian philosophy will emerge out of the ash heap, hopefully sooner rather than later. We must recognize that every human being is different than every other person who has ever been. We are like a microcosm, an entire universe contained in this human body. The spiritual realm is more real than the physical realm and twice as dangerous. Unless we wish to continue living like a zombie (in mind and body denying the spirit), we must understand the spiritual aspect in order to experience true life.
This Is Your life recognizes the fact that we all have an appointment with Revelation 20:12, “And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And they were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done.”
The books are our life stories. We are all writing a book, and each day is another page in our book. The good, the bad and the ugly, it's all there. The book of life is also there.
There was a show from the 1960s and '70s called This Is Your Life. The host Ralph Edwards always had a book in his hand. He would walk up to the person being highlighted and say, “So and so, this is your life.” They would have events and people from their past and things on their life journey that helped make them who they were. This is how one might imagine it could be when we stand before the Lord.