Life is about learning who God is, and who we are in light of this God. It is in pursuing this path of knowledge that we are transformed into whom God longs for us to be – united with him; holy.
The message of Christ calls us to live life a certain way, and to hold on to truth no matter what. To hold on even when our loved ones pass from this earth or make bad decisions. It is about trust. It is in knowing that it is in the hereinafter that we will find the peace and love that God longs to give us.
It isn’t so much that such a life of peace and love is not available here as it is that sin and our confusion over its effects blind us to peace and love in this life. The Kingdom of God is here. It is fully present, but we are unable to remain in it. We are unable to remain in it because while we long to be holy, we also long to be of the world. We are at war within ourselves. Our own interior being is not at peace and fails to love.
What is the meaning of life – it is about learning to live in peace and love with the God who created us. It is about being joined to the one who created us and loves us. It is about transcendence which means letting go of things of this world in exchange for that which our hearts long.
Spend some time in prayer today pondering where peace and love might reside within you despite all of the contradictions. Spend time asking the Holy Spirit to heal your longings for worldly things. Spend some time asking him to realign your path on earth so that it is more in line with where he longs for you to tread. He will give you your hearts delight if you let him.