In this politically and often pop culturally charged world in which we live, it is at times quite easy to lose sight of our purpose and what really matters in this life. I know how easily this happens to me, and it usually occurs whenever I’ve engrossed myself in my next “important” project. We many times think that what we do, say or “become” is who we are…..nothing could be further from the truth.
Who we truly are, at our core is much deeper than our physical being, our eloquent words and yes… even our job title. Who we truly are at heart is the person we see when we look in the mirror, that person whose still small voice speaks to us in the night. You know the one that says you should have helped your wife out with the groceries today; or you should have called your mother back this afternoon. These are all random acts of kindness that long to be expressed, ( often times unknown to us) that must be expressed if you will. Why? Because at the center of who we are, at our very core there is a person with an innate need to give and receive love. The creature (us) created by the creator (God) for His loving purpose, which is consequently our loving purpose. For me, consistently spending time reading and meditating on God’s word helps me in remembering who, and who’s I truly am. I think Mother Teresa’s compelling words in ”Do it anyway” sum it up perfectly:
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind anyway
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; succeed anyway
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
What powerful words from a woman with such deep understanding and purpose; a purpose that was always between her and God. One purpose; our purpose…….. to love.
Yours in health and healing,