It Is Who We Become*

An article from our friend Dr. Kate Callaghan. This speech was given by Kate at MCF’s 2017 Graduation Commissioning ceremony, and was just published in the Linacre Quarterly last week!

“The most important thing in our life is not what we do, it’s who we become. What God gets out of our life is the person we become” (Willard 2006).

One of my college roommates was the first per- son who introduced me to this idea, and one of my favorite Christian thinkers, Dallas Willard, brought it back into my mind last week when I was listening to one of his teachings (Willard 2006).

As medical school has come to a close, it is this idea of becoming that has consumed much of my reflections on this season of life. While parts of this prioritization of becoming are deeply comforting and encouraging to me, other aspects of it fundamentally challenge my default settings and the way I live and move in the day-to-day. When I look back over the last four years, I’m similarly both challenged and encouraged when I think about who I’ve become. It has by no means been a linear progression of becoming more and more like Jesus. However, I think the most heartening thing, when I look back on the undulating curve of my life as a disciple in medical school, is that often in the moments where I seemed to have plummeted, the moments where I was my worst self and felt so lost in the rat race of accomplishing, God moved.

Click here to read the full article…


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