Sep 2, 2018
The sermon was delivered on Sunday, September 2, 2018, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Carlton D. Pearson, Affiliate Minister.
“Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you're put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.” ―Vincent van Gogh
There is a tense, intense and intended inner tug in the soul, that is so irresistible, that no spiritually alive person can ignore. This tug is both magnified and amplified—an urgent demand of the soul and on the life.
The volume of this summons becomes the very signature of your soul, the spiritual acoustics that add divine resonance. This calling is the interior decoration of your soul and the external architect of your life. It is the nature and nurture of the Self and substance of your innate realities and proclivities. There are patents of the soul, whose copyrights you own and must honor. These patents and patterns invite the official vocations, and the only honest ovations, that your spirit recognizes and relates to. All others are superficial.
Vocation is a strong feeling of suitability for a particular career, occupation or personal objective. It derives from the from Latin word 'vocare', which means ‘to call, call out, or call out to'.
The late Howard Thurman said, "Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. What the world needs, is people who have come alive."
Join your All Souls community in September for thematic messages on 'Vocation and Calling' that will inspire and encourage you to recognize the voice and choice inside you and our spiritual community's purpose, calling and vocation here in the city of Tulsa and around the world!
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