Le’go my ego!

red-phone1I read a thoughtful article over on a blog I follow called Facebook Apostles.  The article helped briefly to define our motivation for serving:  ego or calling.  I was struck by the last bullet point:  “Ego wants to preserve the self.  Calling wants to impact others.”  I am discovering this difference for myself now.  Ego will fight to survive and maintain “face”;  calling will fight for another at the cost of self.  But I think it goes a step further.  Following a calling, as opposed to responding to ego, will help to define (or re-define) the self.  With a calling you are aware that there will be risks even though you aren’t certain what those risks are.  And yet you move forward nonetheless.  Take a look at that article here.

Author: The Rev. Janie Koch

Thoreau wanted to suck out all the marrow of life. Shakespeare reflected through Macbeth that all is shadow, that man struts and frets his hour upon the stage. Frost pondered the road he didn’t take while walking the fence line replacing fallen stones with his neighbor. I am a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma. I serve at All Saints Episcopal Church in McAlester, OK. This blog is my keepsake box of what I observe and question and craft as I walk my path. Thanks for stopping by.

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