Fr. Larry Richards is the founder and president of The Reason for our Hope Foundation, a non- profit organization dedicated to "spreading the Good News" by educating others about Jesus Christ. His new homilies are posted each week.
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In the Chat: What was your first job, and how did you like it? Oxford definition of Vocation: a strong feeling of suitability for a particular career or occupation. Big Idea: Your vocation is about bringing the love and power of Jesus Christ into your current context. Ecclesiastes 3:9-13 Genesis 2:15-16 Steward: "Utilizing and managing all resources God provides for the glory of God and the betterment of His creation" Dominion: To rule over, subdue, and help something to fulfill its potential. 2 Peter 1:3-10 1. The Domains of Vocation: • Individual Domain • Institutional Domain • Civic Domain 2. The Direction of Vocation: • The goal of Christian vocation is Love. • Christian vocation is for the common good. Joseph: The example of dedicated vocation to God. Genesis 39:8-9 “If two angels were to receive at the same moment a commission from God, one to go down and rule earth’s grandest empire, the other to go and sweep the streets of its meanest village, it would be a matter of entire indifference to each which service fell to his lot, the post of ruler or the post of scavenger; for the joy of the angels lies only in obedience to God’s will.” -John Newton God wants us to partner with Him in this world! RESPONSE: 1. EVALUATE the last 30 days of work. Did you add value? Did you show the character of God? Or did you tear down, complain, and create disarray? 2. CHOOSE to seek God in every opportunity. 3. LOVE your Oikos in your workplace.