Is it possible that this emptiness is really emptiness? We have mentioned this before but we will have to hammer home this idea. For example, if you ask a Buddhist, “Where does all these problems start off?”The culprit is ignorance(無明). Now where does ignorance come from? There is no answer.
Jesus doesn’t just tell us how to find life. He is life. Jesus doesn’t just tell us how to rise from the dead. He is the resurrection. Jesus doesn’t just tell us where we come from and where we go. He is where we come from and he is where we go. He is the alpha and he is the omega. He is the beginning and the end.
All religions have to learn to get along with each other. Actually there is no other alternative. Let’s look at things close at home. Let’s examine simply religious development in China. The whole thing probably started off with animism. This animistic religion kind of joined up with philosophical Daoism. Then Buddhism appeared in China about two thousand years ago. Daoism and Buddhism influenced each other. And then we had the teaching of Confucius.
If you are a Catholic, what you do you do with Jesus. What Jesus does is of infinite worth. So what you do is of infinite worth. Why wasting your time fooling around? Get to the church and kneel down. Go to confession. Do penance. Begin a new life and turn over a new leaf. Don’t waste a minute. Life is slipping by.