One of my favorite stories is about British architect, Sir Christopher Wren. One day he was walking through a construction site talking to the workers who didn’t know who he was. He said to one man, “What are you making?” The man replied, “I’m making a shilling a day.” He walked over to another man and said, “What are you making?” This man said, “I’m making a wall.” He stopped a third man and asked the same question. The man proudly stood up and said, “I’m helping Sir Christopher Wren build the greatest cathedral in the world.”
Do you see the difference? The first man worked for money. The second man’s vision was limited to a wall. The third man had a sense of purpose and a mission. How about you? What are you making in your life? Have you ever asked yourself, “Why am I here? Is there a purpose for my being?”
Purpose is what makes our life meaningful. Our mission is to love in one form or another. Mission helps us to uncover the special talents and powers we have been given as individualized expressions of God. Jesus said, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and everything else will be added unto you.” By living our purpose and mission, we experience the mystical teachings and discover who we really are.
In 1962 Silent Unity printed little prayer cards that said “All things are possible with God. And when I abide in God, all things are possible for me.” I received one as a gift from a friend and I always carry it with me. I hope you will too.
All things are possible with God. And when I abide in God, all things are possible for me!