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What is the Purpose of Education?
The goal of education in intimacy is happiness. Faith and reason tell us that intimate union with God is perfect happiness. It is intimacy to the point that we are lost in God and find ourselves only in His being. St. Paul states, "It is not I but Christ who lives in me." Institutions cannot teach this kind of intimacy. Though they can discuss it academically they cannot enter into the personal intimacy of an individual person. Parents educate in love while institutions teach intellectual knowledge. When teachers go home, parents remain with the child to love her. They are there at 3:00 AM when the child is sick or at 7:00 PM when the child does not want to do her chores.

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