When I signed up for a creative writing class in my final semester of college, I had an inkling that there might be something in store for me. When asked to write a poem or a story or an article about human trafficking, I’d stay up late into the night trying to make it perfect. A switch flipped inside me. I could feel my heart open, and my soul engage.
Maybe you have something like this in your life. Some might call it a passion or labor of love. Christians say it’s a calling, or in the words of Martin Luther, a vocation. After all, so much of the work we do in our lives impact others, although we may not realize it.
Being called to a vocation doesn’t mean this work will come easily. Each of us, regardless of who or where we are, is called uniquely and distinctly by God.
This message is an excerpt from “When a vocation knocks” by Sarah Carson in the January/February 2020 issue of Gather magazine. Today we remember Catherine of Siena, theologian, who died in 1380.