Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Fixing The Place Up
Much more could be said, of course, especially about the reality that every effort at repairing the world costs us. Even with the best hopes, the truest motives, we will get hurt, because the world is very messy. Stepping in, even with responsibility born of love, is never neat-and-clean. To take up the wounds of the world will wound us, as it did God himself — which is why the heart of our vocation must be the imitation of the vocation of God. Nothing else can so form us, nothing else can so sustain us.Amazing words, and amazing post, but two quick observations.
Too often we try to "repair the world" by repairing things, when it is people that need repair.
When we think about our vocation, one of the things we have to remember is that God was a creator and a builder. Statements like "the heart of our vocation must be the imitation of the vocation of God" too often lead us to lives that are non-productive. God is, at heart productive. Our productivity, regardless towards what end, is "soulless" only if we allow it to be.
God's work vocation