Brief remarks were presented, prayers and scripture offered and hymns sung. As our A Cappella Choir sang, I was especially struck by these lyrics from a hymn, words which seem appropriate for each person within each of our disciplines:
For those who need our work, God,
the ones that we’re called for.
We strive each day to serve them,
to give and love them more.
Vocation is for others,
lives given in exchange—
the good of all your children,
our common hopes and dreams.
The world is better because it is woven into the fabric of Samford that “vocation is for others.”