Picked up Seeds of Hope, a Henri Nouwen reader in Barnes and Noble this afternoon, between picking up the bits to fix the desktop machine, groceries, and dropping the car off for repairs. It is selections from his writings about subjects as varied as mysticism, career, writing, and children.
A career disconnected from a vocation divides; a career that expresses obedience to our vocation is the concrete way of making our unique talents available to the community. Therefore it is not our careers, but our vocation, that should guide our lives.
I'm pondering what my vocation is, and how a career would fit around it.