“So what makes life worth living, even in the darkest of times? For holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl, it was a sense of meaning. In his book Man’s Search for Meaning, he wrote, “In some ways suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning, such as the meaning of a sacrifice.” An understanding that our suffering is not for no reason—but is rather part of constructing something positive and significant—was essential for giving Frankl strength to endure the darkest days of his life.
But our culture has placed the pursuit of pleasure above the pursuit of meaning. What we think makes life worth living is the chance to feel really good. But feelings of pleasure and happiness are fleeting; thankfully, as Christians, we have an incredible source of meaning to draw sustenance from.”
From Vol 7, Issue 50 – December 10, 2021 of the The Culture Translator – An Email Update from Axis.org