Tuesday, March 29, 2011

do your own thing

The same Father said: If there are three monks living together, of whom one remains silent in prayer at all times, and another is ailing and gives thanks for it, and the third waits on them both with sincere good will, these three are equal, as if they were performing the same work.

The Wisdom of the Desert

There is more than one path. More than one calling. More than one vocation--even within the vocation.

I find great comfort in this teaching. We are only called to do what is before us and what we are able to do. Kind of blows that whole comparison thing doesn't it?

Hallelujah. (That should make Rojo happy! ...the Hallelujah, I mean.)


Deb Shucka said...

I've read, too, that each of us is called to a unique life, and if we don't fulfill that, something is forever missing from the greater fabric. Comparing to others definitely interferes with that.

kario said...

Thank you so much for this! I really needed it tonight. Guess you did your work, didn't you? ;-)

Kathryn Grace said...