“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” - Maya Angelou
The personal mission statements that have been shared the last few weeks have been powerful. The Stewardship Committee arranged for different people to speak at each service, and it's wonderful to hear everyone's stories. At first the task of writing a personal mission statement can feel quite daunting, but many have mentioned the sacred meaning found in this process.
For some, reflecting on personal mission or purpose is routine, something done annually. For others, it may be new, or something only considered in times of change. Being intentional about the values we hold and what we are called to do is an important part of our faith. It helps guide us toward the most meaningful service as well as our most authentic self.
I expect that as this process continues, we will find some way to share more of our statements. Part of the beauty of doing this together is that we will see how our collective mission is the mission of the church. Let us connect and support one another to fulfill God's vision for our church. We cannot do it individually.