This question was posed in a church forum and those present were free to contribute and give their views. One attendee said that he thinks that a good life is being married happily to a good wife and what’s more being wealthy. Then another one said that a good life is when one has everything that one has ever yearned to have in life thus enjoying life to the fullest. There were several of the attendees who gave their views and it was obvious a good life to them meant to be comfortable by all means.
Then the pastor stood up and said that he had to make a few remarks before giving his side of what a good life meant to him. He first talked of a street person who had no home and yet he/she also has a life. Would such a person say that he/she has a good life in the streets even in the harsh weather conditions? , the pastor posed this question. He further said that imagine this person would still consider this a good life so long as his/her life is moving on.
He then asked what of a convict serving a life sentence in a jail. So the question was if this scenario would still fall under a good life or not. The pastor then said that sometimes circumstances will always determine how one felt about the life that he/she is leading.
Finally, the pastor then said as Christians we have to always put God first in everything that we do. So as Christians a good life means being at the right place at the right time and what’s more doing things as per the will of God. Then don’t let the earthly take control of your life and though even though you need them they are just part of what we posses in life.