WHY ITS IMPORTANT TO ME
Hope is one of the most essential elements to life. As someone who has studied astrophysics, I understand cosmological time frames. I also understand that the average human life span is infinitesimally small in the scheme of things. If there is an afterlife, then we will be spending most of our existence in that afterlife. Having lost loved ones, the message of Christ gives me hope that I will see them again. This hope makes life easier. This hope is worth hanging on to. This hope is inspiring.
MY ADVICE TO YOU
If my belief system is correct, then most of our existence is going to be spent in the afterlife. I will tell you that following Christ and adhering to His principals is challenging and not easy. Most of His early followers died horrible deaths because of their belief in Him. But what He offers is a hope beyond this world. A hope of love and peace. Intellectually I find my faith to be very challenging. But the hope, the love, and the peace of mind is well worth any challenges. My suggestion to you is to pray. Ask Christ for his peace and his guidance. Pray every day. It may feel funny at first, but just make a habit of having a conversation with Christ. If he is who He says He is, then you could make no better investment than seeking out a relationship with Him. And if there is no God, if there is no afterlife, you really have nothing to lose. If there is an afterlife, then you have everything to gain.