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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
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
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
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
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
In other words made us…

  • 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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