A priest was confronted by a soldier 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, Kevin Cashman
How would you respond to someone who asked you those same three questions, “Who are you? Where are you going? Why are you going there?” In Christ, we find our identity and life’s purpose. We can answer those three questions with confidence when we follow Christ.