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March 16th, 2005


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06:00 pm - I know some of you are/have been Clergy. . .
Got home, and remembered I wanted to ask a question:

For those who feel they're pre-disposed to clergy**, what should I be looking for to tell me I am?

I've got the idea that I should be looking for a calling. . . a vocation if you will. Can anyone describe that? Or point me to a good book that does? (And no, I'm definitely not opposed to reading books about Christian "vocations".)

Because damnit, I'm confused. It's official. And it bothers me that I can't figure it out.

** - note: I don't mean necessarily ordained clergy: self-styled clergy works just fine for me. I've been trying for over 7 months to figure this thing out.
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Date:March 17th, 2005 02:33 pm (UTC)
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I, too, am rather uncomfortable with leadership, in most cases. Until I started working as ADF's deputy preceptor, I had one leadership postition in ADF: Senior Druid. I took that because Columbus needed a Grove, and I thought about it very hard for a long time, built up ritual experience with 6th Night. I've refused leadership positions in the past, even though they're available to me, especially in ADF. I just can't ever help but think there's someone better for that position than me.

Like you, I don't need the leadership position to justify my existance. Having a position doesn't mean squat to the Gods: it's competence and scincerity that mean something there.

Mostly, I don't think I'd know that "vocation" if it came up and kicked me in the ass, and I need to know if there's something that I should be able to see/hear/feel/touch that'll give it away. So it doesn't matter how many rocks I look under, I've probably seen a sure sign one way or the other and just haven't recognized it.

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