That which makes life so precious is for you yourself to know you are found to be worthy of love.
It is to be held as precious by someone who you yourself find precious.
Life cannot be made valuable by oneself. That is a futile chase that brings disasters of all kinds down on those around you, until you yourself are caught in some disaster or another.
The futile chase takes on many faces: accumulating wealth, power, influence, respect, position, family … you name it. Most often there goes with this chase the greatest effort to conceal from oneself and others that one is chasing these things as the central anchor of one’s life, and especially that one needs to conceal that one knows the chase is futile.
To be found worthy of love … is not something one does oneself, not even indirectly.
The most one can do is aspire to be the kind of person whom others will admire, be inspired by, and look to as the person who finds others worthy of being loved.
One finds others worthy of love, and one loves, without ever knowing that anyone will find one even interesting in the slightest, yet alone intriguing to the core, and redeemable enough to risk love on.
But all our efforts to love are incomplete, always a tad selfish, trying to get something for ourselves out of the deal.
Perfect love is God’s, and God’s alone.
And when God chooses to love us, then we are worthy.
And if God chooses not to love us, then we are not worthy, and that’s not the half of it.
Try … try to be loving, or at least kind.
Seek to love, and know like everyone, you also will seek to be loved.
But know that seeking is already completed: there is no love more perfect than God’s, and worth measured by God’s love for us cannot be equaled.
That love makes up for everything bad that others do to us, and we do to others, in the name of love, and in the name of hate, and in the name of indifference.
Indifference is true hell, killing the one possessed by it, and those around on whom it is focused.
That which makes life so precious is for you yourself to know you are found to be worthy of love, the best and only perfect love … God’s love.