“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” ~Albert Schweitzer
People ask me all the time “Pastor, How can I know my purpose in life?”
Purpose is a hot commodity. Everyone wants to know what theirs is. I’ve discovered that quite often (if not always) purpose can only be discovered when you’ve experienced the real crucible of life. Because only when you’ve made it through some things can you have a clear understanding of what things are important, and what things should take up your time.
I’ve been through the crucible of life. I’ve experienced quite a bit from childhood on, including fractured and dysfunctional family life, living in a Children’s Shelter, escaping gangs and drugs, surviving Cancer, raising a child with a disability and more.
var _gaq = _gaq || ; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-30387648-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);
Through all of my experiences my Life Objective has become clear – and it is summed up in the quote above “To serve and show compassion and the will to help others.”
My heart bleeds for the innocent victims around the world. From senseless violence on city streets to political persecution across the globe; from economic oppression in urban neighborhoods to educational disparity across the nation.
I am driven by Jesus’ Words in Matthew 25:40:
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
If I can help “the least of these”, whether it is simply through the preached Word of God, through leveraging my influence in the right arenas, or putting my hand in the dirt to make things happen, my heart is made for “the least of these.”
Pastor Adam Zarb-Cousin