“We are not on this earth for the fulfillment of self. We are here to reveal the kingdom of heaven on earth; to bear witness to the reality that because we also abide in “the secret place of the Most High” we can turn pain and suffering into happiness and joy.
Empty of self, empty of the world, we live lives of loving-kindness and compassion. We are the leaven in the bread of life; earthen vessels poured out; emptied that others may have New Life. “I have come that you may have Life and have it more abundantly.” (Jn. 10:10)