We are here on earth in order to know and to love God, to do good according to his will, and to go someday to heaven.
“God desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” -1 Timothy 2:4
To be a human being means to come from God and to go to God. Our origin goes back farther than our parents. We come from God, in whom all happiness of heaven and earth is at home, and we are expected in his everlasting, infinite blessedness. Meanwhile we live on this earth. Sometimes we feel that our Creator is near; oftentimes we do not feel his presence. So that we might find the way home, God sent us his Son, who freed us from sin, delivers us from all evil, and leads us unerringly into true life. He is “the way, and the truth, and the life” Jn 14:6.
“You cannot imagine at all how much you interest God; he is interested in you as if there were no one else on earth.” -Julien Green
Why did God create us?
When man loves, his heart overflows. He would like to share his joy with others. He gets this from his Creator. Although God is a mystery, we can still think about him in a human way and say: Out of the “surplus” of his love he created us. He wanted to share his endless joy with us, who are creatures of his love.
“God is love.” -1Jn 4:16b
“The measure of love is love without measure.” -St. Francis of Sales