This is an old Quaker saying but also the title of a book by Parker Palmer about vocation that was given to me by my field educaiton supervisor. I’ve been sifting through it, and though it’s really simple, I like its emphasis on listening to your life and the idea that life is a pilgrimage to finding yourself. Knowing that I’m entering an unknown future here after seminary, my advisor felt it might be particularly meaningful to me, but vocation is a topic that can be meaningful at anytime of life. Palmer emphasizes listening to one’s life, but also to one’s strengths and weaknesses. God can be glorified in both it seems, reminding me that I have a lot to learn on my pilgrimage.