Meant to Answer God’s Call
Tweet TweetI just received this beautiful prayer by Archbishop Desmond Tutu from Lama Surya Das. If you don't believe in God, you can substitute words like buddhanature, the cosmos, the universe, or the higher power. In any case, we are called into the midst of human suffering. This is the role of the bodhisattva - to not achieve full enlightenment until all beings are able to do it together. We do this because we recognize the insight of interbeing - that we are all interconnected with everything that is. We go where there is suffering in order to reduce it. We answer the call of not just human suffering. We answer the call of economic justice. We answer the call of climate justice. We answer the call of human trafficking. Meant to Answer God's Call Just as we are all meant to be contemplatives and to hear the voice of God in our lives, we are all meant to answer God's call to be His partners in transfiguring the world.This calling, this encounter with [...]