When I think of vocation, it reminds me of a tapestry. On the underside, the individual fibers are visible, but they are not beautiful. They make no picture. The threads look messy and disorganized where they cross each other, connect, and are tied in knots. On the other side, these same fibers form a beautiful scene.
As children of God, our tapestry–our future–is a scene of hope, joy, love, grace, peace, and reconciliation. We have been woven into eternal life by Christ crucified and Christ risen again. It is on the underside where we are called to connect the fibers.
We are made strong in the moments in which we hear God’s call to care for ourselves, each other, and the whole world. Our vocation, our call from God, is to, love ourselves, love one another, and love the world.
This message is adapted from “The tapestry of vocation” written by Rebeckah Selnick that first appeared in the May 2014 issue of Café magazine. Today we remember Mary Magdalene, apostle.