Thursday, March 31, 2011

Profound Video Give Insight Into The Kiwi Dream And The Words Of Ecclesiasties

Ecclesiastes 1

Everything Is Meaningless

1 The words of the Teacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem:

2 “Meaningless! Meaningless!”

says the Teacher.

“Utterly meaningless!

Everything is meaningless.”

3 What do people gain from all their labors

at which they toil under the sun?

4 Generations come and generations go,

but the earth remains forever.

5 The sun rises and the sun sets,

and hurries back to where it rises.

6 The wind blows to the south

and turns to the north;

round and round it goes,

ever returning on its course.

7 All streams flow into the sea,

yet the sea is never full.

To the place the streams come from,

there they return again.

8 All things are wearisome,

more than one can say.

The eye never has enough of seeing,

nor the ear its fill of hearing.

9 What has been will be again,

what has been done will be done again;

there is nothing new under the sun.

10 Is there anything of which one can say,

“Look! This is something new”?

It was here already, long ago;

it was here before our time.

11 No one remembers the former generations,

and even those yet to come

will not be remembered

by those who follow them.

Wisdom Is Meaningless

I came across a profound short animated video called 'Kiwi' produced as a masters project by Tony Premedi. AS a Kiwi I to the video and found myself drawing parallels between it and the book of Ecclesiastes. I do not think I am breaking copyright here (original link  but I share it with you as  it picks up for me the Kiwi dream not only to fly but the Kiwi dream of a good education, a good job and the good life, doing the OE etc. A life where meaning and purpose is found outside of relationship with God.

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