Each of us probably wondered, looking into the endless starry sky: "Why do we live, what will be beyond the border of this life?" And rare few find the answer to this question, radically changing their lives.
… The purpose of our life is not to live happily on earth, but to make us happy or unhappy, both to prepare worthily for receiving eternal bliss in another life.
Theophan the Recluse
Anyone can be confused by this question. There is no definite answer to it. If you spend on this topic social. poll on the streets of the city, the answers will be very different: from love of neighbor to the slogan: "Take everything from life." It is noticeable that people are confused and do not offer their version confidently, and most of them do not even try to answer it.
The problem of modern man is that all his efforts are aimed at living only in this life. They rarely turn their gaze to the sky, not only to thank the Creator, but even to ask normally, they are not able to, trying to "lure" earthly blessings from the Creator. Each of them tries to earn more, and then spends it all. Their meaning of life is of a consumer nature.
Those who see the meaning of their lives in raising children, career growth, etc., even deep down, but doubt it. They and their children will sooner or later cease to exist and die educated and educated. A high official position gives material wealth and superiority over others, but leaving this world, we will not be able to take money with us, but we will certainly capture pride, love of money and other vices.
Those who pursue the goal of love, and not only their loved ones and people of the opposite sex, or at least not harm them, are undoubtedly closer to the truth. In this regard, the Monk Maximus the Greek wrote: "… Real life is a time of exploits, both for the acquisition of virtue and for the destruction of all evil, and upon death, according to this, either a reward or a punishment is obtained."
Some modern preachers put forward a version that people were created to replace the fallen angels, led by Dennitsa, who later became the devil. This version explains a lot, but is it correct? We also cannot give a reliable answer to this question.
According to this theory, we, who were born into this world, are called to learn to live and prepare our souls for the coming mission. For God to trust us, we must become like angels: love everyone, not get irritated, sacrifice, etc. But how many are willing or able to do this?
So for now, this question remains open, and we will know the answer to it only in the future life.