The Call, p. 230
Friday, December 14, 2012
Vocations Never End While Occupations Do
"A friend once said to Winston Churchill that there was something to be said for being a retired Roman Emperor. 'Why retired?' Churchill growled. 'There's nothing to be said for retiring from anything.' As followers of Christ we are called to be before we are called to do and our calling both to be and do is fulfilled only in being called to him. So calling should not only precede career but outlast it too. Vocations never end, even when occupations do. We may retire from our jobs but never from our calling. We may at times be unemployed, but no one ever becomes uncalled."