Vocation, 1

“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”
Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC.
This is, of course a wonderful idea, but it can only be true in aspiration, or in the Kingdom, or in Heaven.  In the moment when you labor in the vineyard of God (or Goldman Sachs), it is likely that you will miss the sublime in the midst of the tedious, the mundane, and the dull.  God is, nevertheless, also at work, and the sweat of your brow and the pain of your life is—truly—redeemable.