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What Is Your Mission In This World

2015, April 08

What Is Your Mission In This World?

Your mission in this world is not to build the longest bridge and become the greatest engineer.  It is not to have your statue built in the middle of the Central Park and your name written in history books.  It is not to leave a lasting legacy for all humanity to treasure.  Your mission is simply to “escape” from this world and be reunited with The FATHER in Heaven.

PRIDE.  Though your sins have already been absorbed by Jesus, your salvation is not complete yet as long as your Pride is there.  It is your prison: you have to destroy it to escape.

Pride is in your DNA, the reason why you continue to sin.  Only you can get rid of it, no one else can, not even GOD.  It is your “share” to your own salvation.  Instead of craving for the finest things in the world, you have to humble yourself.  You must reduce yourself to nothing.  As nothing, you become  “not a camel or a rich man, enabling you to pass easily thru the eye of the needle” (.MARK.10:27.).

Take the case of Pope Benedict XVI (Cardinal Ratzinger).  The LORD is very upset with him (that if he dies today, I believe he will not survive the Judgment;  he didn’t fully trust GOD; he acted on his own).  He resigned as a “king”, and still he is a king, still has all trappings of a king.  He is not a good model for humility.  If Pope Francis does the same, and the one after him, how many popes can the world have?

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God and it will be given to you.  But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.  That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.  Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.” (.JAMES.1:5.)

Pope Benedict, and all of us, must reduce ourselves to nothing.  We must follow the way of St. Francis (of Assisi) and Buddha (it is extreme, but a quarter of that will do).  And most of all, we must follow the way of Jesus, who as the King of all kings, HE reduced Himself to nothing (again this is extreme, but maybe just 5% will do).

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