Living in Love and Faith Christian Teaching about Human Identity, Sexuality and Marriage The Church of England Review by Oliver O’Donovan In the mid-twentieth century the Church of England used to attra... Read More...
We might faithfully do a great many things in our lives, including changing occupations. Because our lives are not monolithic, neither should our discernment be. The idea that God issues a single vocation to each of us does not seem consonant with the experience of most Christians
The peculiar Christlike shape that one’s life thus takes on is one’s vocation. And vocation is the outworking of grace in the life of a human being.
As twenty-somethings finish their studies and look toward the future, the question of vocation is urgent and, it seems, particularly difficult to answer amid other pressures and responsibilities.
The conscience is not sovereign. God, who sits as judge on the last day, is sovereign.