Divine Definitions: (1) Animation of pattern and energy by Divine Spirit upon matter; (2) That vital spark which allows an organism to absorb energy, associate with mind, grow, adapt, and reproduce; (3) The vitalizer and revivifier; (4) The essential element of continued existence; the soul; élan vital; (5) The gift of consciousness

Comment: The loss of (physical) life has always been, and continues to be, the most fearsome and mysterious of facts. The first fact – the existence of a loving God – frees us from this greatest of worries. Our restored (heavenly) life is assured if we assimilate the indestructible substances of the universe: values.

Quote: Jesus calls men, not to a new religion, but to life. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) German Lutheran theologian

Human Definitions: (1) endowed with the qualities of life; alive; (2) full of movement and activity; lively; (3) full of spirit; vigorous

• True friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.  Richard Burton [born Richard Walter Jenkins Jr.] (1925–1984) Welsh actor
• How great is the mystery of the first cells which were one day animated by the breath of our souls! How impossible to decipher the welding of successive influences in which we are forever incorporated! In each one of us, through matter, the whole history of the world is in part reflected. — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) French Jesuit priest

Human Definitions: (1) vigorous; active; (2) cheerful; airy; (3) spirited; exciting; stimulating; (4) strong; intense; stirring; (5) brilliant; fresh; (6) quick to rebound, to spring back; resilient

Synonyms: Lively suggests briskness, alertness, or energy; animated applies to what is spirited, alive, and sparkling; gaiety stresses complete freedom from care and overflowing spirits; sprightly suggests lightness and spirited vigor of manner or wit; vivacious suggests an activeness of gesture and wit, often playful or alluring.

• Life is a lively process of becoming. — Douglas MacArthur (1880–1964) American general
• Humility makes us more friendly.
Happiness makes us more lively.
Love makes us more caring.
Dream makes us more daring.
Trust makes us more forgiving.
Kindness makes us more loving.
Hope gives us the joy of dreaming.
Peace gives us the joy of living.
— Debasish Mridha (~1970’s)American physician & philosopher