“A Purpose Driven Life”

Jn. 17:1-11  “I have shown your glory on earth. I have finished the work you gave me to do.”

Each of us has only one goal in life:  to show God’s glory on earth, rather than be consumed with our won and to finish the work God gave us to do.  As long as I can remember I have been driven to do ministry.  I have been told I am a “singled minded” person, and I am.  My life has always been purpose driven–to preach the Gospel–being it using words, food, or my written skills.  I have come to appreciate the words of St. Francis these past years: “Preach the Gospel–using as fewer words as possible.”  People wonder how I keep going–when I am low on money, when my health is bad, or when I am under fire from people–and as I have never thought about quitting–my life is driven with the single purpose of preaching the Gospel until I draw my last breath.  Tonight I served sixty people food, many I have known for many years, all broken, but the food, and the time I spent with them was preaching the Gospel. Today I saw Cole, when I met him ten years ago he was young, full of energy, now he is toothless, and has simply withered away–but I still care and in caring preach the Gospel.  For me the Good News of Jesus  Christ is that he walks with us, cares for us, and is with us even unto death.

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