I am working with a vocational coach and consultant from Alban Institute this year and yesterday he asked me a great question. He said, “Ask yourself, ‘What am I a commitment to? Which is not just “What am I committed to, but what you actually are a deep commitment to in your very being.'”
I was reminded of the lyrics of the song “Tombstone” by Elizabeth Swados from the folk oratorio “Missionaries” that I just performed in. Sister Dorothy Kazel sings,
A friend asked me
What I wanted
On my tombstone.
Well I would like
people to know
I am an allelujah from head to toe.
I am a commitment to __________________________.
A good way to get in touch with what really matters, eh?
I’ll be thinking about it for myself. I hope you might join me. Feel free to share.