On vocation and calling

May 14, 2013 — 6 Comments

I was directed towards this prayer by Thomas Merton today. Since a large portion of the content is deeply relevant at the moment, it seemed appropriate to share.

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Image Credit: RL2013 Words: T.Merton #1Cor13 #Hope Via Bruce Hulme

6 responses to On vocation and calling

  1. 

    LOVE the prayer! Especially the 1st two paragraphs. Thank you so much for sharing it!

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  2. 

    I recently shared with someone that I felt similarly to what the prayer expresses and I was told that I need to “get it all figured out.” This prayer is comforting.

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      I just read a line that says ‘Vocation is not achieved it is recieved as a gift…(Palmer)…Frederick Buechner defines vocation as ‘the place where your deep gladness meets the world’s deep need’ (Palmer ‘Let your life speak’, 2000)

      I think, and I say think because I am not clear on the reason why, but I think that when people say things like ‘get it all figured out’, it says a lot about their own lack of meaning and purpose.

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