The Question. The first day of winter was a clear sunny day. It was cold but the sun was warm. Tim just got back from one of his trips to Asia. It is good to have him back, we could walk and talk. His question this time was unexpected: "What do you want to do next year?" Coincidentally, I was ready with one answer. That made our discussion very lively. Then I asked him the same question. He was not prepared for an answer. It is unbelievable because he is the one who is always forward-looking. Could it be that my answer derailed his intended answer? So I said, we can answer the question according to the different areas of life because there we definitely have many ideas which are not sufficient to sum up what each of us want to do for the whole year. And yet if I think about it, all those little goals that we want to do and accomplish, if we want to make it count, better lead to the big goal of our being.
What do I want to do next year? Let me think again.
Man is also vested with an inherent purpose during his time on earth - to match the nature of his creator and to love his fellowmen.