Why are we here?

It’s not the question we ask every day. Just some days. When we need a clearer sense of what we are about.

The author and theologian Frederick Buechner offers this beautiful definition of vocation in Wishful Thinking – which I suspect holds true at many levels:

“… the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”

Deep gladness is somehow so much more than happiness…

Over the last few days, we have seen glimpses of people, like Jacinda Ardern the New Zealand Prime Minister, intuitively stepping into the profound expression of this with a voice louder than words.

Offering hope by being who they are called to be.