Sunday, January 13, 2013

To Be or Not To Be.....

Perhaps that is one of life's biggest questions - to be or not to be - that is the question. Each of us has an inner calling to be - to exist - to excel - to define - our life's purpose. Is it better to be a king or queen - priest or prophet - teacher or student - master or slave? Before we can answer that question - we first must know who we are - what we are made of - where we come from - what our heart and mind tell us. We need to think - research - pray - study - examine - the inner most depths of our being. What influences have we experienced in our childhood - youth - adult lives - what and who has formed us into the person we are today - what are the possibilities for my life for tomorrow? Will we be rich or poor - happy or sad - lonely or fulfilled - all possibilities and options open to us. In time - with a serious effort - we may finally discover the answer to the question - to be or not to be. 
When Jesus was baptized in the Jordan by his cousin John - He knew what He was about. He was sure of His mission - His goal - His purpose in life. When the skies opened and the Holy Spirit came upon Him like a dove and He heard the words "This is my Son in whom I am well pleased" - He and His disciples - knew that His was Divine - that His mission and purpose in life had been ordained by God. He taught His disciples - as a good role model - that they too shared in His baptism - in His mission - in His goal and that we - as His modern day disciples - also share in that same baptism and call to ministry. If we truly believe - then we will serve each other as He did.

Deacon Dale