Meaning -

I really don’t think that it is all that complicated.


I think that the meaning of life is –

GOD and HIS children filled to overflowing with
confluent joy in spiritually intimate  
love relationships with one another.


Mission -

I think the mission of life is to obtain
spiritually intimate  love relationships with GOD
and HIS children and share resulting
confluent joy.


Means -

I think that the means to fulfill the mission of life is
love.


Method -

I think that in practice
love takes the form of valuing the beloved infinitely and
behaving accordingly toward us by:

being supportive of us in being
maximally sustainably free and being supportive of
others in doing the same;

being supportive of us in being healthy and being supportive of others
in doing the same;

caring for us and being supportive of others
in doing the same;

and developing friendships with a few persons and being supportive of others
in doing the same. Such friendships would hopefully at least include friendship
with: GOD, one's parents, one’s spouse, one’s child or children (if one has a
child or children), and a few other persons.

                        
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Monition -

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”
Matthew 5:48 (King James Version)

I really don’t think that it is realistic to expect to perfectly fulfill the “meaning of life”
in this earthly life. Although, I believe that “
with GOD all things are possible
Matthew 19:26 (King James Version) and if GOD chooses to make it so, it will
happen. In general I think that we will get much closer to fulfilling the meaning of life
if we aim and act to do so. Beyond that, I think that the meaning of life will be lived
by the children of GOD after this earthly life.

I have found that the outcomes of my actions are not always as I predict or hope.

Perhaps it is best to try to do GOD's will (which I believe is to love GOD and the
one's and things that HE loves) and trust HIM with the outcome(s) and thus not
worry.

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In
all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths
. Proverbs 3:5-6 (King
James Version)

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them
who are the called according to his purpose
. Romans 8:28 (King James Version)

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he
also reap
. Galatians 6:7 (King James Version)

Attributed to C.S. Lewis from
Mere Christianity - "Every faculty you have, your
power of thinking or of moving your limbs from moment to moment, is given to you
by GOD. If you devoted every moment of your whole life exclusively to HIS service
you could not give HIM anything that was not in a sense HIS already. So that when
we talk of a man doing anything for GOD or giving anything to GOD, I will tell you
what it is really like. It is like a small child going to HIS father and saying, 'Daddy,
give me sixpence to buy you a birthday present.' "
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