A Satisfying Life

A satisfying life is not necessarily one in which everything goes along according to one's personal plans and pleasures. Often the greatest satisfaction comes from the effort one puts into the carrying out of a difficult and sometimes thankless mission. The genuine usefulness of the mission measures the degree of satisfaction one gets out of it. The higher the mission is spiritually geared, the more fully the demand for personal gratification in life is abandoned. True satisfaction is coupled with unselfed love.

Christ Jesus labored to fulfill his destiny as Saviour of the world. In reading about his life one finds not a single instance when self-advantage and personal satisfaction dominated his actions. Yet by his very self-abandonment he achieved his own liberation from the mortal sense of life. Working always to benefit others, he said of his mission, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." John 10:10;

Finding One's Identity
June 27, 1970

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