What is your Mission Statement?

By Fr. Mike Manning, SVD

When Christ came to his home town at the beginning of his ministry, he clearly stated his mission statement, his platform for his ministry. He stood for freedom from slavery and oppression.

Have you thought much about what is your personal mission statement, what is your platform? The question is a good challenge. Where are you going? How are you going to get there. What are you going to do when you reach the goal.

Sometimes we can be aimless in our lives. We forget where we've come from and where we're going. We wouldn't do too bad to imitate Jesus' mission statement in our lives. We could do worse than spend our lives from freeing ourselves and others from slavery and oppression. We can do that by risking to use our talents and by encouraging others to use theirs. We can demand respect for ourselves and give respect to others.

That's a simple formula for bringing in more of the freedom that is the goal of Christ's life.

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