Life has different meanings for everyone. It all depends on how one views life. The faithful believe life is a gift from God and everyone is created in His image, Archbishop Aquila said.
The faithful are convinced every human heart is made for God. Aquila said one of his favorite sayings that he doesn’t get tired of repeating is by St. Augustine.
“The human heart is restless until it rests in God.”
God, most especially the person of Jesus Christ, gives to us the meaning of life.
“We are created for the Father, and through baptism and confirmation we become the sons and daughters of the Father,” Aquila said.
He continued saying that the call of every human being is eternal life and to live forever with the Father in heaven.
“Once we understand that meaning of life, then we love God above everything else and enter into an intimate relationship with the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit,” Aquila said.
He said we also love our neighbor as ourselves and the way we treat people begins in the home.
“The ways we express ourselves and give ourselves charitably to our neighbor, and especially to those who are most in need, certainly it begins in our families. How we learn to love one another and care for each other. But then it extends out to all humanity too,” Aquila said.
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(Article written by Kate Anderson)