I’m thinking about how Jesus called the disciples.
It’s the time of year for these kinds of stories. Right after Jesus is baptized, we hear stories in church of Jesus calling the disciples, and how they got right up and followed him. Immediately. Even though they didn’t know where they were going.
But in other ways, they really didn’t know where they were going. They didn’t know he was going to cast out demons and feed multitudes, and teach the to do it too. They didn’t know that he would heal the blind and open the ears of the deaf and raise the dead. In particular, I suspect they were surprised that he raised the dead.
And they did not know he was going to the cross. They followed him, even though they didn’t know where he was going.
As for us, when we get a call, we expect a job description. The only job description Jesus gives us is ‘disciple.’ And as a disciples, there are many possible places that Jesus could lead us, and many possible things that he could be calling us to do.