A difference between a good company and a great one, according to management gurus, is that the great ones have sought and found how to focus on what their unique mission is. A powerful, true purpose statement gives a company a reason for being, beyond just going about its daily routine or just making money. I think that this is another way of talking about what people of faith have known for millennia: if you don't stop and get in touch with who you really are and why you're doing what you do, life will have slipped past without your having grasped it. I believe that each of us has a purpose, and that it can only be meaningful if it comes from our ongoing dialogue with God. It can come through study, prayer, wrestling with God, struggling through the difficulties of life, serving others. If your experience is like mine, you keep learning another part of it each time you take a step the birth of a child, the death of a loved one, a realization about who you are or what matters most or, as you're driving to work, washing the dishes, stopping to listen. God needs you to be something no one else can be. It's uniquely your mission. Do you know what it is?