In a collection of writings, published posthumously as Waiting for God, Simone Weil confessed: “Nothing among human beings has such power to keep our gaze fixed ever more intensely upon God, than friendship for the friends of God.” In this fine anthology William Placher gives us a series of well-chosen reflections on vocation, spanning two millennia, from men and women, friends of God in Christ. The famous and familiar appear and, as...
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