If it’s difficult, is it the wrong path?

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Rocks slides block the road after heavy rains [Idaho Reporter] Rocks slides block the road after heavy rains [Idaho Reporter]

“A vocation is only possible under conditions that also block it or make it impossible.”

John Caputo in What Would Jesus Deconstruct

That perspective flies straight in the face of the more contemporary notion that if you’re experiencing obstacles on your path, in the way of whatever vision or calling you’re living into, then it’s the wrong path. “It isn’t meant to be.”

The idea behind this thinking is that if it’s really the right path, calling, or vision for you it will be easy, open up effortlessly with no obstacles whatsoever.

This “if it’s right it should be easy” view may be a bit of glazy-eyed New Age froo-froo.

It also seems part and parcel of a more recent cultural notion that we’re all entitled to an always-easy, unobstructed way that opens to us when we stomp our foot and say…

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