by The Rev. Br. Richard Edward Helmer, BSG
From the October Perspective,
the newsletter of the Church of Our Saviour:
"Where do you work?"
"What's your job?"
These are questions we often hear in our daily lives. But few people ask, "What is your calling?" And even if they did, would we know what they mean?
The Church has an old name for calling: vocation. Sadly, over the centruies, the institutional Church has focused on matters of vocation mainly for those called to be clergy or to the religious life. But every Christian has a vocation, and many Christians may have several vocations over the course of a lifetime.
So how do we know what our vocation is? For many of us, finding our vocation involves a lot of trying things on, considering where our passions are, and listening for the leading of the Spirit in prayer and the life of the community around us. This past weekend, twenty of our parishioners, ranging in age from our mid-teens to our eighties, spent time in conversation with one another about where we heard God's call in each of our lives.
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