Beyond the Clouds by Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, S.A.C. - Page 14

After his first appeal, he went forth to say that life is a mission. "Every man and woman is a mission; that is the reason for our life on earth. To be attracted and to be sent are two movements of our hearts, especially when we are young, feel as interior forces of love; they hold out promise for our future and they give direction to our lives.” Our life itself is a mission; every man and woman is a mission! What a profound truth! Each one of us has a God-given mission to realize during our earthly sojourn. It is precious, it is sacred. No one is exempt. To be unaware of this truth is to live life like a ship lost on the high seas, tossed around aimlessly. Indeed, a life wasted. If life itself is a mission, what is it in reality for each of us? Have I discovered it, or am I still searching for it? Or, have I been totally unaware to it? Young or old, rich or poor, educated or illiterate, man or woman, each one of us has a mission from Heaven to accomplish. Discovering that hidden treasure may be a lifelong process of study, reflection, prayer and discernment. If you have not started the journey yet, please join me at this very moment. I am no Buddha or an extraordinary wise man. But perhaps by listening to my story, you may find a thread connecting your many life experiences. Eventually, you might even trace God’s finger, masterminding your unique mission and destiny. With that hope, we move ahead. 14