Thursday, May 19, 2016

Vocation: The Epic in the Ordinary

With a stretch and a yawn, the blog fires back up. It has certainly been awhile since our last post, much of this deals with lack of time on the side of the writer. However, with the summer fast approaching, it is time to get back in the swing of things. As we move from Easter, Ascension, Pentecost and then finally Trinity Sunday into the Pentecost season, it can be easy to see the climax of the year to be over. However, we do ourselves an injustice when we fail to see God's work in the ordinary. We do ourselves and injustice when we fail to see God's work as we carry out our vocations, our callings in life.

We talk about Vocation a lot but rarely do we expound upon it. We talk about our callings and what we are designed by God to do. We talk about our daily lives and all the stuff that goes into it, but we rarely delve into how this all works, or better, how is this talked about in Holy Scripture. Not wanting to reinvent the wheel, a blog titled Parish Education (I wonder what it's about.) recently posted an entry dealing with vocation that was well written. I will share the link here. It lays out some of the foundational points of understanding vocation. It is when we understand the basis of this topic that we can better see and understand our lives. In understanding this, we can understand that we do not need to find some mystical sign or have some developed purpose driven aspect to our lives, but that God is with us always, even in the common, ordinary points of our lives. Tell me what you think.