All of us simply want to live and experience life in its fullness.
But what does it mean to live life in fullness?
Does it mean cars, houses, toys, vacations, sports, recreations, clothes, even health?
Of course we need food and shelter, and the capacity to play is important. But many of us know that material things don't satisfy our deeper needs and desires.
The fullness of life that we all need and desire deep down, regardless of our varying contexts and changing circumstances, is given in Jesus Christ.
In John's Gospel we read that "The Son gives life to whomever he wishes." And "Anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and does not come under judgement, but has passed from death to life."
In the Cross and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, it is revealed to humanity that there is no longer any impediment, any barrier to our union with God's Divine Life. That we are free to claim and own the Love and Life that we are, and that is eternal.
We are made in the image of God. We are made for open and fully encompassing awareness that are one with God's Life.
Regardless of our context, regardless of the changing circumstances of our lives, regardless of pain, sorrow or loss, we are free to know and cooperate with the Divine Love.
To know Jesus is to know the way to the fullness of Life.
To not know Jesus is to short change yourself out of what your life could be and was meant to be.
"...those who hear will live."