“I and my Father are one. Only Love is real, and Love, alone, heals. My commitment is to the reality of Love. Therefore, Father, bring each moment to me that I might learn anew to love, and allow that Love to transform a temporary illusion into that which extends the good, the holy, and the beautiful.
“Herein lies your purpose. Herein lies your function, and herein—and only here—is Life.” (“The Way of Transformation,” The Way of Mastery, Chapter 18, Page 217)
What is our purpose in life? I think it is to discover how to live, and when we get really close to God, we discover that living Love is the only way to proceed. Everything else makes no sense at all.
God’s universes could not survive if such was not built on Love. And if it weren’t for our sometimes dim awareness that Love is the Answer, we would long ago have destroyed ourselves.
Sure, we make mistakes—many mistakes. But there is a resolution when we seek forgiveness of ourselves and move forward undeterred. God, according to A Course in Miracles, does not need to forgive us because He has never condemned. He condemns no one. He simply spreads Love, always and forever.
God does give us free will, and so He lets us do as we will for a long time. He knows with foresight that eventually we will tire of our games and turn to Him. He knows that Love will draw us to His side—eventually. It is the one Force in this world that ultimately will not be resisted.
It is this turning to Him that saves us from agony. And when we love, in this world, however imperfectly, we are on the right track.