Not Good Enough

The CEO of Facebook began his 2017 Harvard graduation speech thus: “I’m not here to give you the standard commencement about finding your purpose. … I’m here to tell you finding your purpose isn’t enough. The challenge for our generation is creating a world where everyone has a sense of purpose” (Mark Zuckerberg). To his apt observation I add that it is not even enough for everyone to have a sense of purpose. We must also LIVE our purpose! In His own commencement address to the world—His Sermon on the Mount—Jesus said: “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, … it is then good for nothing” (Matthew 5:13). Stated differently, salt is good for something, but tasteless salt is worthless (cf. Luke 14:34, 35). Being good for something is not good enough. It’s why world-changers do not just know their purpose, but live it.—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim

 

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