Friday, October 21, 2011

Crawling out of a Hole

Colonel Qaddafi's Final Hiding Place
It strikes me as odd that the two most feared and possibly most powerful dictators of the past twenty years ended their lives being pulled out of a hole in the ground.

Makes you wonder if all the power and wealth that they pursued was worth it?

Jesus asked the pointed question, "What good will it be for you to gain the whole world, yet forfeit your soul? Or what can you give in exchange for your soul?" (Matthew 16:26) Being drug out of a hole by those who wanted them dead signals to me these two had lost their souls to gain the world. 

What did these two dictators really gain by all their efforts if the end of their life's work emerged from a hole in the ground while hiding from those they used to gain what they had?

   We will all go into a hole in the ground when we die. My prayer is that it will be after a celebration and eulogy of our lives, not to hide from those who pursue us because we have sold our soul to gain the world.
Saddam Hussein's Hole When Captured


Oladipupo Fagbolu said...

I wonder what drives men to desperately hold on to power, I still do not understand why a dying man will not want to quit power!
I enjoyed readin this tho'

faithrunner said...

I guess it's the human condition that does not allow us to see the certain consequences of our actions. Even with tanks outside his home and drones firing smart bombs, Gaddafi seemed to think he still had enough power to fend them all off. Without faith in a source of power other than ourselves, we won't let go of what we have in order to either suffer the consequences or be free to live a new life.