I’m currently reading a book called “Let Your Life Speak” by Parker J. Palmer for one of the classes I’m taking online this summer. I just started reading it, but I can tell it is going to be one of the those books I read over and over and over again because there is so much truth to be found in it. I just finished writing a reflection assignment for this class on the first chapter of the book and I would like to share with you part of this reflection.
This book is all about vocation: living out who we were made to be. According to Palmer, “vocation does not mean a goal that I pursue, it means a calling that I hear”. The first line in this book reads “Ask me whether what I have done is my life”. He goes on to explain this more in saying that the things that we “do” and our lives have become one in the same. We value what people “do” over who people “are” or are “becoming”. That’s just a little intro, but I definitely recommend reading this book in whole. I hope that this reflection may inspire you to do some of your own reflecting and ask the question “wait, so why am I here again?”