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Life’s purpose (material is a summary from Frank Sheed’s “A Map of Life: A simple study of the Catholic Faith”. You do not truly know what anything is until you know what it is for. Complete knowledge demands a knowledge of purpose. Example: The man who discovers a razor

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Life’s purpose(material is a summary from Frank Sheed’s“A Map of Life: A simple study of the Catholic Faith”

  • You do not truly know what anything is until you know what it is for.

  • Complete knowledge demands a knowledge of purpose.

  • Example: The man who discovers a razor

  • Therefore nothing can be used aright until its purpose is known, the person who uses anything at all without such knowledge is acting blindly.


Meaning well is not a substitute for knowledge of purpose

  • Perfect way to know purpose of a thing is to find out from its maker.

  • Any other method leaves to many loopholes for error.

  • Example: Man (we cannot use ourselves correctly, nor help anyone else, till we know what we are made for)

  • Meddle, tinker, mean well, etc

  • Save in a limited way, we cannot help.


Let’s digress

  • Two ways anything can come to be

  • Intentional: someone intended it

  • Accidental: merely happened by chance

  • Intention has purpose

  • Accidental has no purpose

  • Humanity needs to ask: Are we here by intention or accident?


Our Faith Tells us

  • That man was made

  • Made by an intelligent being, who knew the purpose of his own action

  • God who made us, knew what he made us for, and further told us what he made us for.

  • Accepting His word then, allows us to know our purpose, and live intelligently.

  • Short of this knowledge: Intelligent living is not possible


So….Apart from knowing what God has in mind for us when He made us…

  • We cannot completely know on our own

  • The scientist can tell us what we are made of

  • The scientist cannot tell us what we are made for


In other words

  • Short of God telling us, we cannot be told; and short of being told, we cannot know.

  • There is good news! God gave us

  • Reason

  • Revelation


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