At PIVOT, we believe the purpose of those called to follow the teachings of Jesus was defined by Jesus himself. It is found in Luke’s narrative of the life of Jesus [4:18-19]. So, we figure why spend time coming up with our own purpose, let’s just keep the one Jesus gave to us.
God’s Spirit is on me; he’s chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor, sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, to set the burdened and battered free, to announce, “This is God’s year to act!” [Luke 4:18-19]
So, for us to “stay on purpose” we ask ourselves:
Is what we’re doing set in the Spirit of the Divine?
Is what we’re doing focused on the Good News?
Is what we’re doing focused on bringing acceptance to the Marginalized?
Is what we’re doing focused on a Jubilee Year?