“Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do."
Thomas Aquinas, written in 1273
purpose [ pur-puhs ] noun
As we reflect on our life, we ask “why do I exist?” It’s a question that individuals have asked throughout history and how we answer, will determine our future.
Purpose is a word that we hear often, but how we understand it and implement it into our life is one of the most significant work we can do to catapult our life’s journey. You are correct. I said work. There is work involved in order to understand and live into your calling. ...
I live in the southeast part of the United States. For those who may not know, this is the heart of the SEC football conference. In the fall, the number one topic of conversation (at least before Covid), was football. People in this part of the country eat, breathe, and dream about football. Many people have countdown apps to keep track of how many days until the first kick off for the season.
How many of us approach our day -every day- like it was the first day of football season? Game day. What would that look like for us? For me, it looks like I have put in place several things to prepare for the next day.
If we take the Hebrew idea of a day, we really begin the night before. That means we begin preparation as we think about the upcoming day the prior evening.
Although I am far from perfect in my approach, here are some of the goals I have as I plan the next day.
1. My goal is to keep the main thing the main...