What is the purpose of THIS life?

Do you believe that it is just to live and die? Or is it something that someone hasn’t discovered yet? Is it just to believe in God, but just forget about following him? What do you think?

Thanks for you time.

Dear As,

Basically, what you are asking is “Why did God make you?” The Baltimore Catechism states: “God made me to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him for ever in heaven.”

So the purpose of THIS life is to know Him, to love Him and to serve Him. This is what I think because I believe the Lord, Himself has revealed this to me through the teaching authority of His Church.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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