Finally, Rev. Emmett said to him, "This is your life. Live it." Do you think that was wise advice in Saint Maybe? Life doesn't always seem fair, and Ian often did not want to carry the burden that he had put upon him. At times he even struggled with the idea that he was wasting his life. Finally, Rev. Emmett said to him, "This is your life. Live it." Do you think that was wise advice?

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It was wise advice according to the regulations and philosophical basis of the Church of the Second Chance, which basically exhorted its followers to pay for their mistakes by compensating their wrong doings with some form of personal compromise in the form of work, sacrifice, donation, but mostly through investing...

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It was wise advice according to the regulations and philosophical basis of the Church of the Second Chance, which basically exhorted its followers to pay for their mistakes by compensating their wrong doings with some form of personal compromise in the form of work, sacrifice, donation, but mostly through investing the same amount of time and energy it took to make the mistake, into trying to do some form of work or activity that could be proportionate to it.

Hence, by Rev. Emmet saying "This is your life, so live it" what he meant basically was "this is your cross, take it, and carry it, because you took yourself to the place where you are, and now you have to figure yourself out of it."

So, in essence it is indeed a good advice in the sense that it is telling Ian "deal with it, don't escape from it," and in the same token it is confirming the doctrine of the Church.

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