Don’t you dare tell me that I was not created with a purpose to fulfill. Don’t you even think about trying to tell me that I am just an occurrence of nature. That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard.
Of course we were created with a purpose.
Believe me, nothing in this world ever happens by accident.
Now, you may very well be wondering how I know this. How I am I really sure that we were made and brought into existence for a reason. Before getting into the abundant evidence, one truth must be set in stone; that we were made by a intelligent designer. The proofs for this are endless, so don’t argue or else I will go get our friend St. Thomas Aquinas. But this knowledge of a supreme creator points us to much more profound knowledge – that we were created by a loving God. All the beauty and good around us is a signpost to this truth. And perhaps the most obvious example of evidence is human beings’ own desire for love, along with the moral law which is in us from the moment we are born.
Let’s take these two things head on one by one. First of all, the moral code we are all born with. This is something that is totally unique to humans. Especially when it comes to altruism. We are the only living beings who would naturally give us ourselves for the good of others, expecting nothing in return. This is a universal, timeless fact- we have a natural pull to love and a moral compass engraved into us. Now in this is where my dear friend C.S. Lewis lends us something very interesting:
“ If there was a controlling power outside of the universe, it could not show itself to us as one of the facts inside the universe – no more than the architect of a house could actually be a wall or staircase or fireplace in the house. The only way in which we could expect it to show itself would be inside ourselves as an influence or command trying to get us to behave in a certain way. And that is just what we do find inside ourselves. Surely this ought to arouse our suspicions?”
Thus, this moral compass is an imprint of God Himself in the way we act. It is Him lovingly guiding us in the decisions we make. It is an effect of His breathing life into us and giving us a soul. He truly did mean it when He said that we were made in His “image and likeness”.
Now it is here that I can come to my favorite part. The part which in my opinion is the most beautiful of all. And to begin this, I would like to pose a question:
Why would an all powerful, all knowing, creator and designer God care about the way we act?
Think about it for a second.
He is eternal. Always was and always will be. He has no limits and can truly do it all. He created things that from our point of view are much bigger than us. The ocean, the sky, the universe.
And He has imprinted into us a guide to goodness. A natural knowledge of what is right and wrong. Why would He care to do this?
This maybe perhaps the most beautiful yet simple answer to ever be given:
It is because He loves us.
He loves us and longs for us to be with Him for all eternity in Heaven. He desires each of us to have a deep, personal, and unrepeatable relationship with Him. This is the beauty of our Lord. It is a beauty that is so infinite we will never truly be able to finish encountering it; He will forever be showing us more of himself. But still, He gives himself to us so immeasurably that His love is totally fulfilling, tangible – and always recognizable.
So yes. We do have a purpose. And ultimately our purpose is Heaven.
And that’s awesome.
God bless you,
“God has not called me to be successful, He has called me to be faithful.”
– Blessed Mother Teresa
Part two cominggg……