So, most of you are probably confused about the title to my blog. First of all, it's in Latin, which is a dead language, if that relieves those that thought you that were stressing about knowing what the word means. Second, you are probably more familar with the phrase "Carpe Deium." This phrase is translated as "seize the day." In other words, you are supposed to live in the moment to enjoy the moment, because you never know which one will be your last. While I do think that we should appreciate our time on this earth, that is not my life philosophy.
Instead, I try to live by the phrase "Carpe Aeternatatum." What does it mean? It means "seize eternity." This phrase carries with it the concept of living life in ways that will have eternal significance.
I am a Christian, and I believe that most important things that we should do on this earth is love God with everything we are and love one another above ourselves. Only the things that fit under those categories will matter in the end. This is illustrated by one of my favorite quotes:
"Only one life, twill soon be past. Only what's done for Christ will last."
I once heard someone give a continuation of this quote:
"You only get one pass at life. That's all. And the lasting measure of that life is Jesus Christ. What are you doing with the life he died to give you?"
In light of this, my posts here are meant to point people to that purpose. If people truly believed this idea, I think that it would completely change the way we would approach life and how we interact with everyone around us. How, you may ask? That is the kind of thing I hope to talk about here. Stay turned to find out more.