The CMC “Order of One Spirit” is a group of Christian missionaries accompanied by those from other faiths and philosophies from all denotations and various churches who are dedicated to the mission of overcoming and managing selfishness in all of its manifestations in order to fulfill Christ’s charge in Luke 9.23 “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me.” The CMC believes that all sin stems from selfishness and that it is the selfish nature of our human bodies and minds that has been passed down to us that is a feature of us that we must learn to manage and be able to overcome. Without the continual vigilant effort of a person to identify and try to take right action in spite of our selfishness human nature then a person is subjugated by their own wants and desires that stem from the physical manifestation of our human bodies and minds. It is the selfish component of human nature that caused people to force Christ to carry a cross and be crucified. In a similar manner the missionaries of the CMC are willing to work with loving kindness and compassion and bare the cross imposed upon them (and on us all) because of the selfishness of others.
Our missionaries take a stand for the poor, the needy, the outcasts, the defenseless and forgotten people in order to expose and reduce the effects of selfishness and its byproducts.
CMC missionaries also patiently take a stand to help save the souls of the perpetrators of selfish acts. We do not easily give up on people. We believe that by conducting our missions with loving kindness, compassion and patience and exercising the forgiveness that Christ commanded and demonstrated (“forgive them for they know not what they do”) that we can lead people to take up Christ as the role model for their lives and take up the lifelong mission of working to overcome selfishness that is the core of the Way of Christ and the way that leads to life, joy, fulfillment and peace.
Selfishness is only one of the many features of the human being created by God. Thus, we must acknowledge that selfishness in of itself must have some purpose. However the manipulation of the human being by selfish nature must be “overcome” and managed in order to sustain life, love, joy and peace.
CMC missionaries believe that it is our responsibility to do our best to manifest the Kingdom of God here on Earth in accordance with the scriptures
…thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.