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Mission Week 2015: Daily Reflection

Each day of Mission Week, a member of the Marquette community, will offer a reflection to echo the theme of Mission Week 2015, “Who Cares? Charity, Justice, and the Common Good.”

In the coming week, members of the Marquette community will file into auditoriums to sit in awe. Mission Week is the opportunity to hear the stories of the selfless lives of those who embody all the ideals of Marquette’s Catholic, Jesuit mission. Speakers will show us the strength of the human spirit and the sacrifices necessary to care for the needs of our world. Our souls will be stirred by their example.

Let us not forget though that the individuals who will grace the stage once sat in our seats. At one time, they were asking the same questions. They were once the next generation.

Mission Week is a way of passing the torch. Changing the world is the mission of people, organizations and movements around the world. Each of us has a stake in that mission and will be called upon to take the lead. If we do not stand up as the next generation, the needs of our world will go unmet, both locally and internationally. This week is an education on how to continue the mission of compassion and healing.

As we file into the auditoriums, let us remember that we will be leaving with the tools, knowledge and example to continue the compassion of Mission Week. For the speakers, the work did not end after a week, but was continued each and every day. Let us, as a Marquette community, be thankful for this opportunity and use it to continue our mission to “Be The Difference.”

Wyatt Massey
Class of 2016
J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication

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