Tag Archives: vocation

Listen to your life

As Isaiah described it (Isa. 6:1-8), his calling, his vocation from God, came in a dramatic moment in the temple: a vision of God on a throne attended by seraphs, those mysterious, angelic beings at the top of the heavenly hierarchy, singing “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts”; the building trembling and filling […]

This call is for you

When our celebration of Christmas ends, the work of Christmas begins. According to theologian and poet Howard Thurman, that work is: “To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry, To release the prisoner, To rebuild the nations, To bring peace among brothers [and sisters], To make music in the heart.” The […]

When the world falls apart

“When the world falls apart, what can the good hope to do” (Ps. 11:3 ICEL)? The psalmist’s question has been with us for maybe 3,000 years or longer, and today it’s as relevant and penetrating as ever. I’m not sure the world is falling apart – we’ve survived hard times before – but the news […]