What is the meaning of life?

It's a little ostentatious to claim to know the answer, but our best guess (in short) is to find and spread happiness.

To get there, we push away from evil, sacrifice for others, and become our best selves.

"We are born for no purpose but to be useful to the community we live in and to our neighbor as long as we are alive in the world, and to serve at the Lord's good pleasure in the other world." (Emanuel Swedenborg, Secrets of Heaven 1103:2)

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Daily Inspiration

"As long as our trials continue, we think the Lord is absent,... sometimes to the point where despair almost prevents us from believing God exists at all. But the Lord is closer then than we can possibly believe."

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