1. Are you aware of the burden you shoulder, your commission, and your responsibility? Where is your historic sense of mission? How will you serve as a good master for the next age? Do you have a great sense of masterhood? How would you explain the master of all things? Is it really the master of all living creatures and all substance in the world? What plans do you have for the progress of the next step of work? How many people are waiting for you to be their shepherd? Is your task a heavy one? They are poor, pitiable, blind, and at a loss, wailing in the darkness, “Where is the way?”
2. These men who suffer deeply remain imprisoned in the dungeons of darkness, without hope of release, even on the day that the light flashes; when will they grieve and wail no longer? How anxiously they hope, and how they pine day and night. How they yearn for the light, like a shooting star, to suddenly descend and disperse the force of darkness that has oppressed men for so many years. These fragile spirits who have never been granted rest are truly suffering such misfortune. Who has known they have long been sealed off by the ruthless ropes and the history that is frozen in place.
3. How grieved and anxious God’s heart is? How can He bear to see the innocent mankind He created with His own hands suffering such torment? Have you forgotten that you are one of the victims? Out of your love for God, are you not willing to strive to save those who have survived? Are you not willing to use all your effort to repay the God who loves mankind like His own flesh and blood? How do you interpret being used by God to live your extraordinary life? Do you really have the resolution and confidence to live out a meaningful life of a pious, God-serving person?
from “How Should You Attend to Your Future Mission” in The Word Appears in the Flesh