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Thank you for a well written inspiring article. I recently graduated from a Quaker MA program and am trying to discern what I really want to do as a vocation. Yesterday after a couple of days retreat I came away with a focus on healing and reconciliation. I thought about chaplaincy and questioned whether I would be a good candidate since my Evangelical faith has gone through some major deconstruction. I thought it quite timely when I read your article today. It makes me consider that a less rigid faith construction may actually be a strength if I were to pursue a career as a chaplain. My degree was taught almost entirely by Native American professors and I have grown to have a real respect for the way indigenous cultures address major life transitions and communal life that promotes belonging and well being. Just want to say thanks for putting your thoughts out there. You never know who might need to hear them.