These texts reflect some questions and feelings surrounding Christianity both in the past and now. Ignatius was a martyr who took great pride in his Christianity and also felt no matter how painful his death, he looked forward to it and being united with Christ. Justin Martyr's texts are inspiring because they all show the process by which he became a Christian and had his questions answered. Perpetua's story is much more of a hard-hitting story of the extremes of martyrdom. She had to break the heart of her father, leave her child motherless, and trust in God completely. Clement's text was primarily a tirade on the unnecessary giving up of possessions "to be a good Christian". His point was that no one can help anyone if they give away everything they have. This truly relates to helping people today. Sometimes honors students have to give up their own time, gas, etc in order to do their projects. In Clement's eyes he would see this as an impossibility if the honors students had given up all their possessions, because they would not be able to do service for others. Lastly, Tertullian's texts were letters to the Romans, telling them why their myths and rumors about Christians were untrue. His usage of knowledge and faith to tell his side of Christianity is inspiring to Christians from all times. All texts from the first part of Callings inspire Christians to be prouder of their faith.
As a Christian, these writings inspired me. They inspired me to be a better person, be a better Christian, and be a better neighbor. I believe my calling has always been to help people with psychological problems. As a person who knows the effects of psychological disorders and mood disruptions, I have always felt empathy and had the ability to help people with their problems. When it comes to my project, therapy for people is frowned upon when you do not have a psychology degree. However, I was able to find cats that have been psychologically damaged and do my best to help them. When I pet a cat that a few months ago was hissing at me from a distance, I feel as if I healed a part of myself as well as the cat. I don't believe that this is my life's calling, but I do believe that God created me to help people in times of stress and times of need.