-If the righteous will be recompensed on the earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner» (Proverbs 11:31).
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was the son of Rodrigo de Cervantes and Leonor de Coránas, and the fourth of seven children. He was probably born on September 29th, 1547. He was baptized on October 9 of the same year in the parish of Santa Marfa la Mayor of Alcalá de Henares (Spain). Touring the Cervantes House Museum is a unique experience. It is like stepping back four centuries in history to come in contact with author of the most important work of Spanish literature.
Cervantes write Don Quijote de la Mancha in 1605. Alonso Quijano, the main character, is a fifty-year-old man who is disenchanted with life: he longs for a past that holds meaning for him and despises a present that is dull and meaningless. He longs for the world of the ideals and values of the books of chivalry; so, one day, he decides to transform fiction into living history and becomes Don Quixote de la Mancha. Within his remarkable limitations, he refuses to let die an ideal and shows himself as rebellious to his reality. The novel is the story of a man who does what is possible, as ridiculous as it may seem, to find a meaning to his life because life is a nuisance for him.
Over the years I have seen thousands of young people who have been disenchanted with life. Nothing motivates them or excites them. At times, it seems that for them, living is a nuisance. How to discover that life is exciting? How can we enjoy the existence that God has given us? Is it possible that when a man tries to excite himself about life, people consider him a madman? How wrong is it to want to find meaning to life?
One of the factors that favors the loss of the excitement of living is narcissism, that is, living immersed in yourself and ignoring the needs of others. Selfish people are very unhappy because they do not savor the privilege of serving their others. God has brought you into this world for a purpose. You are part of His plans. A young person connected to the heavenly Father cannot lose the illusion of living a life of service.
The decisions that you make during your youth will have consequences in this life and in the hereafter. Today is your time be excited about living and dreaming. Life is amazing when you make the right choices.