Before I go into my definition of the meaning of life, I found some great quotes to share w/ you.
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me.'" ~Erma Bombeck
"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how." ~Friedrich Nietzsche
"To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone." ~Reba McEntire
"God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only question is how." ~Henry Ward Beecher
Now, what do I think? I believe that each one of us has been placed here in earth to fulfill some great task for God. He keeps us here until that task is completed. We don't know exactly what we are supposed to do, but once it is complete is when I believe He calls us home to Heaven. The Bible & the Church are here to help us along that journey. By following the guidelines, trying to lead a good life, & asking for forgiveness when we mess up, we take steps closer to fulfilling that task. The path isn't always easy...He never promised it would be. But as long as we remain open to Him & ask for His help along the way, completion is possible.
Does that answer the question? Probably not! I don't think it's possible to find the answer until we meet God face to face. In the meantime, I'm trying to live my live according to God's Will. I try to find the lesson in each trial He sets before me. I try to be a good wife, mother, daughter, sister, & friend. I try to be the best version of myself that I can possibly be (taken from several of Matthew Kelly's books). Sometimes all of that is extremely difficult, but the thought of spending Eternity w/ my Lord in Heaven makes it all worth it!
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