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Come to Hastings College and explore how we involve you in the process of “making meaning” of your life! Here you can:
- Take psychological questionnaires that help you discern your gifts
- Meet one on one with a counselor about your gifts and skills
- Explore the meaning of vocation through service to others
- Develop your understandings of what “vocation” means
We invite you to ponder the meaning of the word “vocation.” Here are some inspiring pointers:
Vocation does not mean a goal that I pursue. It means a calling that I hear. Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am. I must listen for the truths and values at the heart of my own identity.
Parker J. Palmer,
Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation
Vocation conveys “calling” and meaningful purpose. It is a relational sensibility in which I recognize that what I do with my time, talents, and treasure is most meaningfully conceived not as a matter of mere personal passion and preference but in relationship to the whole of life. Vocation arises from a deepening understanding of both self and world, which gives rise to moments of power when self and purpose become aligned with eternity.
Sharon Daloz Parks,
Big Questions, Worthy Dreams
The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and world's deep hunger meet.
Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC