“Unless we take time to discover the purpose of the life we’re celebrating, the celebration of birthdays is, frankly, a fuss, if not a farce. The lyrics of a 1970s secular song sum it up: ‘Why am I dying to live, if I’m just living to die?’ Stated differently, WHY I’m born is more important than the WHEN. Purpose gives meaning to life. When we discover a life of purpose, our lives become purposeful. Therefore, on our birthdays and those of our loved ones, let’s remember to raise the ‘Why?’ question. Then, and only then, can the birthdays be real milestones of life, and not some blips of existence on calendars.”—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim

Meditations on on Jeremiah 1:4, 5.

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