Theologians At Lunch

Brian Harris on the call to live an original life

As people make New Year resolutions, many fall into the trap of committing to being like someone whom they like or admire. We spend much of our time thinking “If only I could be more like…” and then think of whoever our hero is.  While it is fine to aspire to be more than we currently are, sometimes it comes at the expense of noticing who we already are – and who God has made us to be. We take for granted the things we have already achieved, and forget to be grateful for the steps we have taken.

While we often think that the grass is greener on the other side, the truth is that the grass is greenest where it is watered the most. Instead of longing to be someone else, why not start the year by noticing all the things you appreciate about yourself. Water those things, and you might become more truly you.

We are all called to something, what are you called to?