No its not. Not if it’s spent in selfishness and self gratification. Not if it’s spent every day just making it through the day. The only worth, the only reason for living – the only reason I can find – is to Love and serve God and Love my neighbor. Sacrifice, what am I willing to sacrifice for true happiness? The things that I cleave to are worthless. What shall it profit a man to gain the whole world yet lose his own soul?
The following prayer sums up for me the meaning of life.
Prayer Of St. Francis Of Assisi
Lord, make me a channel of thy peace,
that where there is hatred, I may bring love;
that where there is wrong,
I may bring the spirit of forgiveness;
that where there is discord, I may bring harmony;
that where there is error, I may bring truth;
that where there is doubt, I may bring faith;
that where there is despair, I may bring hope;
that where there are shadows, I may bring light;
that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to
comfort than to be comforted;
to understand, than to be understood;
to love, than to be loved.
For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life.