I am working with the families in my ministry to explore vocation and identity. Tonight, I went over to a family’s house for dinner and then we sat in their living room as I laid out the theological foundation for our conversation and then we proceeded to talk about our lives. I listened as parents described their hopes, dreams, and disappointments of life and listened as their kids described their visions and fears regarding the future. We explored identity, life, and vocation through a theological framework that challenged the individualism and consumerism of our day while affirming the tradition and robust theological thought of past and present. I will post more about this framework in a few days.