Fragment #10 – Call is Not Career

Nanowrimo is not happening for me this year, but I’m trying to write everyday in November. I’ll be posting fragments of what I write here daily, edited very lightly for clarity and grammar. Here’s post #10.
“Our culture equates call with career. We are valued for what we do; what we contribute, how much money we make, and that pushes its way into our churches as well, where phrases like “following the call” and “being a minister” are shorthand for really only one very specific career choice.
We forgot how easily our world constrains our spiritual imaginations. God calls us to faithfulness, and we hear education. God calls us to charity, and we hear program. God calls us to discipleship, and we hear career. And, while all those things can be true, they are not the fundamental reality that God wishes us to stake our lives on.”

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