Life is a Precious Gift, an essay fiction | FictionPress
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows” (Matthew 10:29-31). If a single little bird is worth the all-consuming grief of Dulary the Elephant and the cosmos-animating mind of the Father of Creation, and human worth surpasses that, then what is there to lose in holistically appreciating the life of this one bird, even insofar as it resembles ours? And how much more than the bird an , which by its own extraordinary nature shows that all species are not equal — but is a portal to the world of non-human life, and the possibilities therein.
Life is a precious gift | A Life that is worth Living
However, this perspective drastically changed when I was admitted to the hospital on September 11, 2006 with severe abdominal pain. After a day and a half of undergoing unpleasant examinations I found out that I needed emergency surgery for colon cancer. I was suddenly faced with the biggest fear of my life: dying. It was amazing how my fear of dying helped me to immediately overcome my fear of living. I recognized instantly that life is a precious gift, it shouldn’t be taken for granted, and every opportunity that presents itself to me should be embraced without reservation.
Hale stated in The Crucible �Life is God�s most precious gift; no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it,� showing that life is the most important thing to mankind.