We often try to understand the meaning of our lives. For Christians, the answer is very clear: Jesus shows us the way. As we get to know Jesus in our everyday lives, God slowly reveals his will to us.
Listen to his call! That is precisely the great secret. Even if we feel lost, even if we are distracted and preoccupied with so many things, Jesus continually calls out to us. In particular, it is a call to friendship with him. He wants to be our friends, and to establish a lasting friendship with us. Jesus gave us a list of rules not simply to help us be “good people,” but to create and nurture a close friendship with us.
Fr. António Valério, SJ
Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Portugal)