"A vocation is something which cannot be had for the asking. It comes from heaven and from our first nature."
I am a student in the honors program at Modesto Junior College and the philosophy online program at University of Illinois at Springfield. I'm also president of our college Philosophical Society. The life of the mind is my vocation.
Ever since my discovery of William James' "Will to Believe" in my first philosophy class, I have been interested in what the philosophy and psychology of religion can say to one another. Since then I have also begun walking down a Christian path and wonder how these ideas seep into theology.
"All who bear a message, all poets, all seekers and also those who are on the alert to pick up truths that lie scattered around us, must plunge deep into the vast emptiness that is plenitude."
(Quotes from A.G. Sertillanges, The Intellectual Life.)