Jesus told his followers a parable about wedding customs to warn of the necessity of being prepared for his second coming. He described ten maidens, friends of the bride, waiting at the bride’s house for the surprise visit of the groom.
Among the legendary stories about Abraham Lincoln is the account of his visit to a slave auction. He went to observe, not to participate. He watched the unspeakable indignities of selling and buying human beings.
In earlier generations people asked, “What’s your vocation?” Nowadays people are more likely to ask, “What’s your job?” Vocation is the English word that comes from the Latin verb meaning “to call.” The original idea was that our jobs are our cal