After reading Elizabeth Corey's article in the October issue First Things I felt compelled to once again wade into the work-vs-home debates. You can read the full discussion over at the Truth & Charity Forum. The premise for my position can be summarized by this excerpt:
I would not characterize domestic and professional lives as equal callings. Instead, I would say we are each called to live out a vocation. Some will be priests. Some will be consecrated religious. Some will be married. Some will be single. Within these vocations, we also live out occupations. For example, a priest may also be a physician. A sister may also be a teacher. A husband and father or wife and mother may also work as a doctor, lawyer, teacher, or any number of other jobs. There is no doubt that the way we conduct our occupations will impact our vocations. Our challenge is to keep our occupations in perspective so that they never overshadow our vocations.
Do head over to Truth & Charity and read the whole article. I would love to know what you think.