Act Justly, Love Tenderly
By: John Neafsey
"A gem of a book.... A gift to the soul."-- Sharon Daloz Parks, author, Common Fire: Leading Lives of Commitment in a Complex World
In his previous book, A Sacred Voice is Calling, John Neafsey outlined the connections between vocation and social conscience. But vocation, as he shows here, is about more than what we do for a living; it is also about the kind of people we are meant to be, and how we are meant to live. It is not something reserved for particular moments of decision; it is an unfolding process over the whole of life—from childhood to adulthood and old age.
Drawing both on the stories of exemplary individuals as well as his own experiences in parenting, work, and care for aging parents, Neafsey outlines how our fundamental human vocation—a call to justice, love, and humility—is realized in all the stages of life.
John Neafsey is a staff psychologist at the Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center, a treatment program for survivors of torture, in Chicago. He is a member of the Collegeville Institute Seminary on Vocation across the Lifespan. His previous books include A Sacred Voice is Calling: Personal Vocation and Social Conscience and Crucified People: The Suffering of the Tortured in Today’s World, both recipients of Catholic Press Association Book Awards.