you have to die to enter a vocation

a quote for the week ...

"Theologically, what distinguishes a vocation from the rigors of a profession is this: you have to die to enter a vocation. A profession summons the best from you. A vocation calls you away from what you thought was best in you, purifies it, and promises to make you something or someone you are not yet."

- Richard Lischer  from "The End of Words", 2005,  p. 30

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