The line that stuck out to me was Matthew 16:26 “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?”
I have been in the process of determining my life’s path for the last year. I was, not that long ago, ripped down to the barest bones with no dreams left and every illusion of happiness taken from me. And now I spend my time trying to sort out what dreams belong to me and what dreams were socialized into me, what I will do with this life of mine, and how I can best make an impact.
So, what is my soul? And what cost do I place on it? I gave my heart and all my hopes and dreams easily not that long ago, now, putting the pieces together again, what shall I give, in return for my soul.
For Jesus, and for his listeners, the soul is that part of you that lives on after death. But I don’t believe in life after death. I believe that this is the only chance that I get and I need to use it wisely.
I don’t have deep insights, or wise questions, really no questions, just an awareness that this verse is the first time that something that I’ve read as part of this project is something that has struck home with me.