Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Why We are Here

 This is the first statement of the first paragraph in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. 

The rest of it is as follows: 

“...For this reason, at every time and in every place, God draws close to man. He calls man to seek him, to know him, to love him with all his strength. He calls together all men, scattered and divided by sin, into the unity of his family, the Church. To accomplish this, when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son as Redeemer and Savior. In his Son and through him, he invites men to become, in the Holy Spirit, his adopted children and thus heirs of his blessed life.”

It is such a beautiful way, to give a clear picture of who God is, and why we are here. 

In an age where reason and facts take precedent, and even sometimes, a self-centered drive for happiness, some of us may be tempted to read that and think “Really? That’s all? That’s why I was made and why I’m here? Because God is perfect and good and wanted to share that with me?” It seems too good to be true. At least to me. 

And then my second thought is, if He is truly perfect, good and blessed in himself, why deal with such inferior imperfect beings such as us? (Sorry, but true)  I will continue to wrestle with that for the rest of my life. 

But I think the answer is, simply, he can’t help himself. It’s who he is. He is love. And real love, gives, without thinking of self. The extent to which he goes to love us though, is also baffling to me. 

“His blessed life” that I get to partake in, includes delving deeper and deeper into this infinite abyss of love, for the rest of my life, and after I die, for all eternity. 

So think on that. You were created in love, by LOVE, and for love. and that love is a person. and He created you, wanting a chance to love you and bless you SO badly, not only in this life, but for all eternity, that he was even willing to become one of us and suffer and die. 

If everything else is falling apart in your life right now, this truth should give a peace, satisfaction, and joy no one can take away from you. Today, or ever

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