By Chaplain (Capt.) Meade Adams
2nd Bomb Wing Chapel
What is your purpose? What is does life mean? Why are you here? What impact are you making, not on the world in general, but on your immediate surroundings in particular? These are spiritual questions. How you answer them may depend on your religious background or understanding, or a personal philosophy, or just lived experience. But these questions do need to be answered. Perhaps your calling or sense of purpose come from serving or having served in the military. Perhaps it is your role as a father, husband, mother, wife or parent. I challenge us this week to ask yourself these questions. We must ever be vigilant not to derive our meaning in life from what we do. You are more than your job, your role or your career. You are even more than your title of wife or husband or parent. Take away all of your titles and accomplishments and what are you left with? The answer to that question is the key to spiritual health and resilience. Everyone’s answer will be different, but everyone must have an answer.