Career and Calling

This week we heard from local counselor, minister and spiritual director, Rev. Janet Salyer. Janet came to speak with us specifically during Belmont's annual Career and Calling week to talk to us about vocation... Janet reminded us that vocation comes from the Latin word for voice, which helped us think about career as a journey of listening to the still small voice of where God may be calling us.

We centered our discussion of career and calling in our continued study of Luke... last week we talked about the Parable of the Good Samaritan, where Jesus calls us to a life of mercy, and not just a single act of mercy. Similarly, we are called to a life of listening for where God is calling us, which can include picking a major or getting a good internship, but helps us know that picking the right major or getting the right internship doesn't make or break our lives! Janet mentioned several books, including: Parker Palmer's, Let Your Life Speak, and Barbara Brown Taylor's, An Altar in the World... We also discussed the fruitfulness of visiting a career center and using their resources. If you missed it, or would like to talk more about visiting a career center or some of the other books or disciplines Janet mentioned, let us know and we can help!

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