Who Are You?

A soldier confronted a priest while he was walking down a road in pre-revolutionary Russia.
The soldier, aiming his rifle at the priest, commanded, “Who are You? Where are you going?
Why are you going there?” Unfazed, the priest calmly replied, “How much do they pay you?”
Somewhat surprised, the soldier responded, twenty-five kopecks a month.” The priest paused,
and in a deeply thoughtful manner said, “I have a proposal for you. I’ll pay you fifty kopecks
each month if you stop me here every day and challenge me to respond to those same three
questions. (
Leadership From the Inside Out by Kevin Cashman)
How would you respond to someone who asked you those same three questions? In Christ, we
find our identity and life’s purpose. We can answer those three questions with confidence when
we follow Christ.
Who are We? We are a Living Church. Healthy Organisms Grow Naturally. We focus on
Health, God provides the Growth.
Where are We Going? We are a Manna Church. We offer natural & spiritual nourishment to
our flock and community. We will intentionally seek out those in need and offer them the Bread
of Life.
Why are We going There? To Fulfill our Purpose.
The Great Commandment: …You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all
your soul, and with all your mind…You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
The Great Commission: …Make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the
Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things I have
commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.