The purpose of man is to praise and worship God, proclaim his glory, and to accomplish his will."… And whom I have created for My glory, …” (Isaiah 43:7 New International Version). God created all things in harmony. He established a perfect creation that he loves and over which he rules. The highest honor is given to mankind as the only part of creation made in God’s image. Humanity was created to love as God loves, to worship and praise his glory and commune with him as he does with us.
As humans, it’s in our nature to look for the meaning in our lives. Our minds are very complex and allow us the gift but also the despair of contemplating our existence and purpose in this world. Nowadays, it’s common for us to go on journeys to find the purpose of one’s life and to discover themselves and find direction for their future. In the article “Authentic purpose: the spiritual infrastructure of life” by Corey L.M. Keyes, Keyes explores the reason on why finding a purpose has become so key to one’s health and the different ways that we find purpose in our lives.
God made people to glorify Himself through a loving, personal, and purposeful relationship with God. This is man’s ultimate meaning in life, and it’s the reason so many have unfulfilled longings in life. Man’s ultimate purpose is a relationship with God and we were made to work together with Him and other people for His glory and our joy.
It is one of the four aims in life. The definition of the literal translation of the word in English, according to Wiki quote, is, “goal, purpose, meaning, sense an essence.” Two of the other four aims are Kama and Dharma as explained to us by a lesson titled, The Four Goals of Hindu Life: Kama, Artha, Dharma & Moksha by study.com. It continues to explain, Kama is the pursuit of pleasure and happiness in life and Dharma in Hinduism, is the law which governs each and every one of our actions and individual conducts in life. Through these two elements you will begin discovering your inner self. This is supported by the first principle of Hinduism in the Vedanta school. It declares that you will uncover you will true self after having gone through life’s trials.
Once one determines their purpose, one may achieve fulfilment through living a righteous life. Specifically, by determining ways to benefit and contributing society. Socrates touches on how righteous attributes are beneficial to not only to yourself but to the community as well. “Wealth does not bring about excellence, but excellence makes wealth and everything else good for men, both individually and collectively.” (Plato, n.d.). One may live a fulfilling life through mission work and focusing on the needs of the people around them.
In Jim Yerman’s “The Golden Rule,” the reader is presented with the notation that each of us is responsible for doing right by others. Whether or not we are treated well, we can still choose to do nothing. The notation of self-control is found as Yerman’s poem begins.
Christianity can be related to the color gold. A golden life is similar to gold itself; it is bright and can radiate and shine further than may be assumed. To be absorbed in gold is to be absorbed with a stronger sense of purpose. To be golden is to have a sense of assurance life today will not only affect today, and life tomorrow may exist, but that does not mean it is over. You are “adopted
In Jim Yerman’s “The Golden Rule,” the reader is presented with the notion that each of us is responsible for doing right by others. Whether or not we are treated well, we can still choose to do nothing. The notion of self-control is found as Yerman’s poem begins.
Throughout the course of humanity’s history many questions have risen that have posed a problem to us as a species. Questions such as the following: What is the proper relationship between individuals and society? What is beauty, and why is it important? Is there purpose in human existence?, and many others have caused enough trouble in humanity’s short existence on the earth to cause a near identity crisis. However, all of these questions fall under the shadow of the main question that has been asked since the creation of Adam- “What exactly is the real relationship and purpose of humanity towards the divine?”
“The Mission” is a motion picture, directed by Roland Joffe in 1986, about a Jesuit mission that is threatened by greed and imperialism in the late 18th century in the Brazilian jungle. Father Gabriel, played by Jeremy Irons, climbs the mountains of Brazil to bring Christianity to the natives. He is successful and brings about a golden age among them. Mendoza, played by Robert De Niro, a slave trader, kills his brother, Felipe played by Aidan Quinn, in a fit of rage over a woman named Carlotta, played by Cherie Lunghi. Only Fr. Gabriel's leadership prevents his suicide. Gabriel brings Mendoza to work at his mission with the natives, and Mendoza finds peace and asks to become a priest. The Church, under pressure, gives the land up to the
Knowing human nature, there is likely to be a case in which one would look for ways to benefit themselves when they provide help to another. It might seem farfetched, but education has a direct connection to the wealth in society because access to education is one way of eradication poverty. In a newspaper article regarding a funding debate, it asks,”imagine a world without innovation/ The best ideas emanate from thoughtful research, discipline and teamwork. They are built on successes and failures of the past (“Without access to education … WEALTH Disappears”). One cannot indulge through his or her property without a strong cibil system. Wealth and cil systems will always be passed down through generations. It is important to educate children about such systems to not only increase civic engagement but prevent poor events of the past from reoccurring. In a sense, the world will always be advancing technologically and other ways. Education will end up bringing people together to come up with resolutions to problems. Prioritizing in an education system will determine the outcome on students. In an editorial news service, “studies show that although the concept of quality of education is still contentious, it is clear that good quality education facilitates the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes that have intrinsic value and