Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Midweek Meditation: "Who am I?" (Parker Palmer)
Those clues are helpful in counteracting the conventional concept of vocation, which insists that our lives must be driven by 'oughts.' As noble as that may sound, we do not find our callings by conforming ourselves to some abstract moral code. We find our callings by claiming authentic selfhood, by being who we are, by dwelling in the world as Zusya rather than straining to be Moses. The deepest vocational question is not 'What ought I to do with my life?' It is the more elemental and demanding 'Who am I? What is my nature?'"
(Parker Palmer, Let Your Life Speak, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2000, p15)