The word vocation comes from the Latin vocare, or to call or invoke. God’s call has never been reserved only for those who serve the church in ordained or vowed ministry.
For some of you, vocation might be at work or school. It might mean pondering on your way to the office or to the classroom or to the job site: What would Jesus say to this client? How would Jesus address this student or professor? How might Jesus respond to this supervisor?
For some of you, vocation might mean something outside paid work or school. It might mean work in the family: As caregiver for children, parents or a spouse. It might mean writing, or volunteering, or organizing.
Your vocation, your calling from God, may shift throughout your life. The one constant is God’s desire for you to use your gifts to follow Jesus, however you can in this time and in the time to come.
This is excerpted from the April 1, 2018, Cafe Faith Refection “Vocation and Timing” by Angela Denker.
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