17 August 2008

I Have My Mission

God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another.  I have my mission--I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next.  I am a link in the chain, a bond of connection between persons.  He has not created me for naught.  I shall do good, I shall do His work; I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place while not intending it, if I do but keep His commandments and serve Him in my calling.

Therefore, my God, I will put myself without reserve into Your hands.  What have I in heaven, and apart from you what do I want upon earth?  My flesh and my heart fail, God is the God of my heart, and my portion forever.  Amen.

~John Henry Cardinal Newman

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