TIME FOR THE BIG QUESTION
The period when young people are especially open to existential and thus religious questions happen between the ages of 18 to 20. This is the time of the Big Question.
The restless heart that God has made for Himself is not only restless until it gets to God; it’s restless until it rests in God. As I run with God, I grow younger and younger and my strength increases.
When persons in conscience have the courage to face the more serious questions of human existence-particularly questions related to the purpose of life, to suffering and to dying-they come to the same realization of St. Augustine: “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee“: excerpt from Confessions. “All are yours, and you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s” 1 Corinthians 3: 22 or, the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours if you wish.
MEANING OF LIFE: THE BIG PICTURE
We really have to have a sense of the Big Picture of how it all fits into the deeper questions of ultimate purpose and meaning of life. We need wisdom to know what it is all about.
We need to find a purpose for our lives, a reason for getting up in the morning. Just as we must find meaning in each of life’s events, so we must find the purpose to live.
We have been given an intellect and a free will. We are made to know the truth and to seek the known good of things. Then we are able to spur ourselves into action to achieve that good. God is the good to which we are striving and the happiness for which our Creator has made us.