Purpose of Life is to Help others.....
There were three ships which were nearby when the Titanic sunk.
One of them was known as the Sampson. It was 7 miles away from the Titanic. They saw white flares signaling danger but because the crew had been hunting seals illegally didn't want to be caught. They turned and went the opposite direction away from the Titanic.
This ship represents those of us who are so busy in our own sinful lives that we can't recognize when someone else is in need.
The next ship was the Californian. This ship was only 14 miles away from the Titanic, but they were surrounded by ice fields. The captain looked out and saw the white flares, but because the conditions weren't favorable and it was dark, he decided to go back to bed and wait until morning. The crew tried to convince themselves that nothing was happening.
This ship represents those of us who say I can't do anything now. The conditions aren't right so we wait until conditions are perfect before going out.
The last ship was the Carpathia. This ship was actually headed in a southern direction 58 miles away from the Titanic when they heard the distress cries over the radio. The captain of this ship knelt down prayed to God for direction. He then turned the ship around and went full steam ahead through the ice fields. This was the ship that saved the 705 survivors of the Titanic.
Obstacles and reasons to avoid responsibility will always be there. But those who accept it always find a place in the heart and remembered by the world for good they do.
I really wish that we all could be the Carpathians in life, unlike the Sampson's and Californians... This world could be a more beautiful place to live in.
Thanks for reading.