REAL LIFE

     …so that they may take hold of the life that really is life (1 Timothy 6.19)

        ST PAUL’S ‘reason’, quoted above, as to why the materially rich ones should put their trust in God and share what they have, could easily be applied to all life. It might be the phrase that bests sums up the entire Bible. In fact I think it contains the essence of what is meant by the term “meaning of life”. The meaning of life is that we give up our life. We give up our hold on everything. Seek no longer to control…anything. Empty ourselves of ourselves. This is what Jesus does. This is what Jesus teaches. If we understand and believe that Jesus is the “Way, the Truth and the Life,” then outpouring is what God is. Human being, according to the Bible, is created in the image of God being. So to be fully human is to participate fully in this outpouring God. To be fully human, then, is to become again fully God. This is our calling. To give our life so that we “may take hold of the life that really is life”. The meaning of life simply put is that we give up our lives and in so doing gain life, but not just any life, true life, the life that Is.

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If you cling to your life, you will lose it, and if you let your life go, you will save it (Luke 17.33 New Living Translation).

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~ by Fr Tim Ardouin on September 22, 2016.

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