tirsdag den 1. januar 2008
Gud har givet dig en opgave, som han ikke har givet til nogen som anden
Her på Pluscardon Abbey fandt jeg dette citat af John Henry Newman. Det handler om kald. Om at lige netop du, hvem så end du er, er kaldet af Gud til en helt bestemt tjeneste. Ingen anden har han nemlig givet denne tjeneste. Det er op til dig at udføre den! ”God has created me to do him some definite service; he has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another. I have my mission – I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told in the next. Somehow I am necessary for his purposes, as necessary in my place as an Archangel in his – if, indeed, I fail, he can raise another, as he could make the stones children of Abraham. Yet I have a part in this great work; I am a link in a chain, a bond of connexion between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do his work; I shall be angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it, if I do but keep his commandments and serve him in my calling.” John Henry Newman, Meditations and Devotions, 1953, p 217.