The goal of
our life is to live with God forever.
God, who loves us, gave us life.
Our own response of love allows God's life to flow into
All the things
in this world are gifts of God,
presented to us so that we can know God more easily
and make a return of love more readily.
As a result,
we appreciate and use all these gifts of God
insofar as they help us develop as loving persons.
But if any of these gifts become the center of our lives,
they displace God and so hinder our growth toward our
life, then, we must hold ourselves in balance
before all of these created gifts insofar as we have a
and are not bound by some obligation.
We should not
fix our desires on health or sickness,
wealth or poverty, success or failure, a long life or
For everything has the potential of calling forth in us
a deeper response to our life in God.
Our only desire
and our one choice should be this:
I want and I choose what better leads to the
deepening of God's life in me.