VOCATIONAL LIVING

“Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called” (Ephesians 4:1).

The idea of vocation finds its origin in the Christian faith and refers to the call of God on a person’s life. Vocation then was life being lived in service to God. After the middle ages the term found it’s way into common vernacular and was used to express what one did to “make a living.” For life to be more than just existing; trying to make it through the day or next pay period, we must recover the original sense of vocation–no longer meaning what we do to make a living but a way of living that gives life meaning. Only then does the most menial job or task become a glorious offering to the service of God.

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