For a long time, I clung to the Frederick Buechner quote on vocation – “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” After what can only be called a roller coaster start to adulthood, this quote served as a guiding light for becoming clear on my call and purpose. I was led to working with youth, young adults and families as a minister in the Lutheran church. My gladness was found in helping to form faith and providing spiritual care and guidance. Those whom I encountered were seeking deeper meaning and an authentic connection with the Divine. My gladness met their hunger and life was good.
Fast forward to a few years ago… I was working with young adults and climbing the proverbial career ladder and yet something wasn’t right. I felt as though my gladness had diminished and I questioned whether or not I was meeting peoples’ hunger. Additionally, the place where I found myself was not life-giving. In fact, I felt drained and disconnected from myself. This couldn’t be what God intended. Continue reading “Random #RozeReflections: Come Alive”