About secular vocations
by Myriah Christine
I enjoyed your last issue’s articles very much. I thought the article on households raised an important issue that was due to be discussed. I disagree however on the negativity toward household covenants. If it weren’t for our covenant, I never would have joined household!
I most agreed, however, with Jason Negri’s article on success. I have been waiting for someone to express this exact point of view! I fully respect all those at FUS who choose to major in subjects less admired at other universities (e.g. philosophy and theology), but I also have a great respect for those students who choose to major in the more “secular” fields such as politics and business. If we wish to steer this country down the straight and narrow path, we must allow ourselves to do God’s will behind the steering wheel. We cannot always be in the back seat biting our nails, wondering whether our advice will be taken or not. This is not to denigrate the intercessory role of the passengers, but rather to emphasize the directing role that can be taken as driver.
Instead of deterring students from these “worldly” vocations, we should give them even more support because of the greater responsibility they will be taking on and the stronger temptations they will most likely have to face. They will need more humility and more strength from God, because they will most often be resisting the group mentality within their chosen profession.
So while we remember that we are all humble sheep of the Good Shepherd, let us not forget to show due appreciation for those who are appointed to positions of leadership in gathering our society back to our loving Lord.
Myriah Christine, Class of ‘97
Myriah Christine is living with her family in California, working to earn the money needed to pursue a graduate degree in counseling. Since graduation she has helped form an intercessory prayer group with her FUS household, Bellwether.