Let me give you an example -
Jane is loving, kind, and loves working with children. She is intelligent and witty and feels like God has given her the ability to connect with children on an emotional level and spiritual level. And given that she is intelligent and feels like she would be serving God by using these multiple attributes in a teaching position at the local elementary school.
What is wrong with this? If she spends the rest of her life in the service of the community BECAUSE SHE WANTS TO and FEELS GOD URGING HER in this endeavor - who are you and I to say that she should naturally strive to be a principal - superintendent or anything else?
An argument was made that everyone should live up to their God-given potential and that said people should strive upwards in society in all cases. In other words - a carpenter should not be content with his job as a carpenter - he must strive to own his own company and not work for others. Or a teacher should naturally not stay a teacher even if she loves it and it is beneficial to society. And this philosophy is based supposedly on Catholic teaching and anything else is a “waste” of their God-given talents (whatever that may be).
So, what is the actual teaching of the Catholic Church on the role of people in society? And hopefully we can stick to either Bible and/or Traditional teachings that make this explicit for us.
I appreciate your comments and God bless…