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All is Vanity, and That’s Good News

August 5, 2001

In the book of Ecclesiastes, Qoheleth tells us that nothing here below–money, sex, power, material things, fame–is ultimately valuable, for all of it passes away. This insight shouldn’t depress us, it should allow us to live in the truth. Our lives must be directed to the Good that does not pass away, that does not come and go, but rather remains unto eternity.