March 16th, 2005
|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.
Current Mood: confused
Current Music: "Last Mango in Paris", -JB
|Date:||March 17th, 2005 05:02 pm (UTC)|| |
If a blind man leads a blind man, then will both not fall into an open manhole cover?
How much better for one blind man with a seeing eye dog to tell the other where he can find his own seeing-eye dog. Then, perhaps neither shall fall into the manhole and the dogs will have a nice home.
What sort of blind man do you want to be? You can lead, and your mistakes are heaped upon those who follow... or you can act as a pointer, an advisor or simply a friend.
Clergy, seems to me, often to fall into one of those categories. History is full of examples of 'clergy' that lead and mislead many people (intentionally or not). History also records those who seemed desirous of helping their fellow and nothing more.
I think I know what sort of clergy you would be, and if I'm wrong... well, I'll just send Our Lady over to have a chat with you. ;-)
Actually, I believe it is wiser that the city workers remember to replace the manhole when they finish working.
At the mere threat of Our Lady having a nice tea-time chat, I know what I'll try to be, that's for sure.
Time to find some puppies a good home.
|Date:||March 17th, 2005 06:58 pm (UTC)|| |
You'll be just fine ;)
Thanks for the vote of confidence. :)