Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A Reason to Get out of Bed

Most of us want to wake up in the morning and have something to look forward to. We want to head to a job we love or at least find interesting and then come home to do other things we enjoy.

Yet, not all of us experience joy in our jobs. Frederick Buechner in his book Wishful Thinking, defines vocation as the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet. A person's vocation can be his/her career or something he/she does outside of a 9 to 5 job.

Those of us gathered around our Theology on Tap table are in our 20s and 30s. We all admitted to wanting to find our vocation. We spent most of our time talking about whether or not we had found that in our jobs. Some of us think we have and some of us are sure we haven't. All of us agreed that we want to believe that what we have to offer (our skills, our energy, our interests) is needed somewhere.

Of course, finding one's vocation is not easy. It may take a great deal of trial and error. It may take several job changes. It may mean finding something outside your job. But we are young and we still have 30 or so years left of labor. I think the search is worth it.....because I want a reason to get out of my warm cozy bed each morning (besides the fact that I need to use the restroom!).

Stupid quote of the night: "So is that Kyle with a C or a K?"

Shawn recommends ABC's cask conditioned Major Hops


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