Being at peace, having true joy and contentment here on earth is not natural. Our sinful life is like being in the depths of the sea. Separated from God we enter this world in the crushing blackness of the deep. And God says to you, “Breathe.” That is the unexpected gift. That is the grace of Baptism. Having drowned in the water, God gives you the breath of life.
If you want to understand the love of God, look no further than what He did to bring about the reality of the resurrection of the dead. He sent His own Son to “become sin for us” so that God’s righteous anger at your sin would be directed at Jesus. You and I deserve death and hell. Jesus endured His Passion on the cross so that we can participate in His Passion and resurrection.