2014-08-14. Life – A Means to Growth
Chicago, US of A, August 14, 2014.
Subject: “Life – A Means to Growth.”
Received by Valdir Soares.
Prolotheos: “Life is a gift. Granted that it may well rate as an unsolicited gift, it is nonetheless a precious gift from God. Animal life is totally conditioned by nature, but humans, although they too are animals, are different. Humans can reason about things, and act upon circumstances to become more than just animals. Humans are given the opportunity to manifest great deeds by simply deciding to do the will of God. Accordingly, the value of human life originates in its divine source, God, and also in its nature to serve – a means to growth.
“Firstly, let us focus on life as a means to exist, as well as means to grow in that existence. Life is a precious and loving gift from God because it offers survival in God’s reality. All that exists came to be through life, even as did those things that have no life of themselves. However, human beings, besides having existence, can certainly experience growth, and bring about achievements. Transcendental growth brings bonafide experiences to one’s existence, as experience determines the endurance of human beings in reality, and the way in which to ensure continuity in God’s reality is by becoming part of His eternal realism.
“Secondly, think of life as a means to attain personality. It is apparent that without life there is no chance for the emergence or manifestation of personality. Personality is what makes you unique in all God’s universes. Life is everywhere, but there is only one you. Not all that lives has personality, but personality is only bestowed upon life. Therefore, nobody could be a person, or a personal being, without first having life. Life is the basic gift that allows some beings to receive God’s most unique and additional gift of all: Personality. Personality is so unique that it is unchangeable. You are a person, distinct from all others.
“Thirdly, think of life as a means to service. Three ways in which life can be of service are: Serving yourself, serving your neighbor, and serving God. Service to the self should be obvious; you must care for yourself, so you can serve others and God. The loving service to your neighbor is simultaneously a priority, and ‘an intermediary’, for by serving your neighbor you really do also serve God, who commanded it this way, and whose will should have primacy over all. If life is meant for service, it will also serve you well; otherwise, it would be a waste of time and energy.
“When you understand life as a means to existence, to acquiring personality and to doing service, life becomes meaningful. It will make you grateful to God who gave you life and personality, and it will become a reason for gratitude by others when you use your gift of life to serve your neighbors. As a result, life brings you satisfaction and happiness.
“Life is not a goal in itself, as your Master said: ‘For whosoever would save his life selfishly, shall lose it, but whosoever loses his life for my sake and the gospels, shall save it.’ Life is meant to be lived for the purpose of ministry.”