You can find the true purpose of your life, your true foundation, exactly when you see yourself with other people. And you shouldn’t be at all concerned whether they are going to love you or not, but you should love and give love totally and uncondition- ally.
This opening towards others comes natural to man: this was how man was created. Once you em brace God, the more God transforms you, regener ates you and deifies you, the more open you become towards others. You don’t withdraw into yourself.
That’s what sin is: the fact that God doesn’t exist in your soul. You don’t have communion with God. So, breaking God’s law, avoiding a command and neglecting another come as a result…
Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos (†)
From the book: Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos, “SPIRITUAL MESSAGES” Panorama Thessaloniki, 2017
Τhe true purpose of your life