“To all God’s beloved, who are called to be saints.” Romans 1:7 In the wake of the London stabbings a Yemeni Muslim, Tam, living in London posted on her blog: I moved to England in 2000 and I had a few months of peace and a promise of a new life in a civilised country where […]
For “Broken” read “broke”. For “Broken” read “society terribly broken”. For “Broken” read “heartbreaking”. For “Broken” read “compassion”. Broken is a six part drama by Jimmy McGovern set in the north of England (filmed in Liverpool). It is Daniel Blake-bleak. You can watch it on BBC iPlayer. There are many great performances. Sean Bean makes […]
In her beautiful blog, Maria Popova describes Reverend Victoria Stafford’s meditation in The Small Work in the Great Work (in the collection The Impossible Will Take a Little While: Perseverance and Hope in Troubled Times) as “gorgeous”. Stafford is “interested in what Seamus Heaney calls the meeting point of hope and history, where what has happened […]
>Parker Palmer has a lot of sensible things to say about vocation in Let your life speak. The book has the strapline – “Listening for the Voice of Vocation”. Palmer refers to vocation not “as a goal to be achieved”, but as a “gift to be received”. It is about understanding the selfhood given to […]
All revelation is summons or sending. Martin Buber
In the teleology of vocation, each moment has a vocation; each day, many callings; and each lifetime, many pathways, in the context of God’s Holy Adventure. Bruce Epperly: Process and FaithHe also refers to the words of singer/song writer Carrie Newcomer: The empty pageThe open bookRedemption everywhere I look.