So many folks seem truly out of their minds as they accomplish the near-impossible—a marathon runner, a student juggling two jobs to graduate on time, a Cristo Rey president hoping to raise enough money to open a new school, a medical team accomplishing an intricate surgery, parents providing for the needs of a severely ill child…. Each reader can add to the list.

Those in Jesus’ time thought he was out of his mind as he healed diseases, cast out evil spirits, invited disciples to “come, follow me.” Even his relatives clucked about his mental status. Yet Jesus—as anyone with strong commitment—was “on mission” and was single-minded in its pursuit.

What am I passionate about? What drives me to focus my talents and energy on a project or need? How does the message and vision of Jesus engage my “best self”?

—The Jesuit Prayer Team