Sunday, May 17, 2015

Short answer? God

From Tennessee-

When Anna Brawley was young, she once imitated her father as he preached.
Not in a mean way, but in the way a child mimics the actions of a parent.

She may not have known it at the time, but she would lead her own congregation — at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Florence — as the Rev. Dr. Anna Brawley.

The short answer to why she wanted to go into the ministry full time, Brawley said, is God.

“My only moment of doubt was the initial call,” Brawley said, recounting when she first realized she was called to go into the ministry.

“I laughed and said out loud, ‘yeah right, like I’m going to be an Anglican priest,’” she said. “What made me realize it was a call was that disbelief is a classic response to a call. From the point where I accepted it as a call, I did not look back.”

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