How Will We Learn About God?
God reveals Himself to us in many ways namely;
- Through study of our Catholic Faith
- Catechism lessons
- Attending Mass and listening to sermons as often as you can, especially on Sundays
- Reading the word of God – the Bible and listening to the preaching of the same word
- Attending religious discussion groups, like the young Christian students.
Once we get to know God, He expects us to love Him. In fact, once you get to know God, you cannot help but to love Him, as He will seduce you. Our love for God should not reside in emotions. Instead our love for God should reside in our will. It is not how we feel towards God but in what we are willing to do for God that our love proves itself, (Matthew 12: 46-50).
Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.’ In other words, hearing the word of God and putting that same word into practice really shows our love for God. LOVE is the key word; however, there is no love (true love) unless it manifests itself in ACTION; in doing of what the loved one wants. So if we say we love God, then we must serve Him the way that He wants us to serve Him. John 6:28-29; then they said to Him, ‘what must we do if we are to carry out God’s work? Jesus gave them this answer, ‘This is carrying out God’s work: you must believe in the one he has sent’. Here the ‘one who He has sent refers to God’s only son Jesus.
After we have known God, loved God and served God, and our life on earth is over, then will we find fulfilment in being with God forever in heaven. Heaven is a big reward, supernatural reward, to be got by living a holy life (Ephesians 1:4). To know, love and serve God with the help of His grace is supernatural life. It is the reason why God created us all.
Ref. CCC 355 - 358
Taken From The Compendium - Catechism Of The Catholic Church