If asked to write it down, what would your life's mission statement be? Just as, or even more, importantly, how did you go about answering that question? Underneath these questions are two of the central questions of life: What is our purpose, and how can we know it?
A scholar once identified the “anxiety of emptiness and meaninglessness” as the root anxiety of the modern age. Whether that’s historically and sociologically accurate, the question of meaning and purpose is a universal human question that we all wrestle with. We all want to know that we matter. In the words of the acclaimed writer David Foster Wallace, “We are all dying to give our lives away to something.” But what should that something be? To hear thoughts on these and other related questions, you can listen to our sermon from this Sunday, the first in a 3-part series outlining our church’s vision.
Philippians 1.3-5, 12-26
Christian community isn't formed and sustained just by shared affections, but by shared purpose. It's a purpose that can hold up under life's disappointments and detours, and shape whatever time we have left on earth. For more on this, you can listen to yesterday's sermon!