Yesterday I participated in a conference call of religious figures from around the country who wanted to do discuss information and action possibilities regarding the tragic situation in Darfur, which once again has taken a turn for the worse recently. I don’t know an incredible amount about Darfur, but I’ve been stirred and want to know more.
As the participants discussed the issues, I found myself pondering the question of calling. Commonly we talk about being called to do this or do that. Usually, we talk about being called to serve a church as a pastor or minister. Some say they’re called to be a teacher, plumber or other profession. No doubt, some of the people on the line yesterday would say they are called to help the people of Darfur.
When asked about her calling, a friend of mine simply says she’s called to serve. She’s the only person I’ve ever heard answer this way. Frankly, I’m not sure what to do with what she told me, and it’s been at least a year since she told me that.
Help me think out loud. Responding to God’s call upon our lives seems to me to be key in exercising our faith. What do you think it means to be called? Are you called to a task, action or something else?
What are you called to do?