The Mission of My Life – Saint John Henry Newman
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 a 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.
Therefore, I will trust Him,
whatever I am,
I can never be thrown away.
If I am in sickness,
my sickness may serve Him,
my perplexity may serve Him.
If I am in sorrow,
my sorrow may serve Him.
He does nothing in vain.
He knows what He is about.
He may take away my friends.
He may throw me among strangers.
He may make me feel desolate,
make my spirits sink,
hide my future from me.
Still, He knows what He is about.
Mary's help - JHN.
Instil in me a love of all that is noble,
that I may no longer be easily
turned to selfishness.
Help me, dearest Mother,
to acquire the virtues
that God wants of me:
to forget myself always,
to work solely for him,
without fear of sacrifice.
I shall always rely on your help
to be what Jesus wants me to be.
I am his; I am yours, my good Mother!
Give me each day
your holy and maternal blessing until my last evening on earth, when your Immaculate Heart will present me to the heart of Jesus in heaven,
there to love and bless you and your divine Son
for all eternity.