Purpose

A Quote From Mother Teresa About the Future

What are your plans for the future? I just take one day. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not come. We have only today to love Jesus. —Mother Teresa, from a 1988 interview with Time magazine which was reprinted by The National Catholic Register     Advertisements

Mother Angelica and Our Work

In Mother Angelica’s book Mother Angelica’s Answers, Not Promises, she relates a time when she ended up on the wrong plane and landed in California rather than her intended destination in New York. “It was a perfectly good plane,” she recounted,  “but it wasn’t my plane.”  Using this example, Mother Angelica explained that there is a […]

The Alternative to Good Enough

We contort away from Him, disfiguring ourselves into an approximation of wholeness we perceive to be right, or, at least, “Good Enough.” “Good Enough.” “Good Enough.” How good, is “Good Enough?” How good is “Good Enough,” and when we arrive there, how will we know? … How will we know, how good is “Good Enough?” […]

Perfection, Pt. 2

He wants us to be like Him. He wants us to be like Him, because we are from Him, created in His image. We have been created in His image, but what is His image? His image is pure goodness. His image is pure love. His image is perfection. Perfection. His image is perfection. Perfection. […]

Perfection, Pt. 1

As the Catechism of the Catholic Church states (in it’s very first teaching,) our one purpose in life is, “To know God, to serve God, and to Love God.” If this is true (and it is), our intent should be to fulfill this purpose wholly and fully. Quite simply, this is the pursuit of perfection, […]

Light, Salt, and Leaven

The mission of the Church is to change the world. When Jesus describes his followers, he uses three images. He calls us light, salt, and leaven (yeast). Interestingly, these three images share a common thread: none of them exists for it’s own sake. No one stares at a lantern. No one eats a plate of […]

Mission and Existence

Sometimes just doing what we are supposed to be doing is the surest way of fulfilling our mission. Getting up, feeding the kids, going to work, visiting a friend, writing an email, making time for prayer, cleaning the house…so many seemingly mundane things are the fabric of a mission that God considers precious. We cannot […]