Protests against racism. Protests against the shutdown. The lawlessness of looters. The lawlessness of the government. Police brutality. Calls to defund or even eliminate the police. Defunding and eliminating businesses. What do we make of all this?
I’d like to look at our current troubles from the perspective of the doctrine of vocation. To review, we all have multiple vocations, or callings, from God, in the estates that He established for human life: the household (the family [marriage, parenthood, childhood] and the economy [how we make our living]); the church (pastors, parishioners); the state (the society and its government, as officials and as citizens).