1. a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
This week we have been encircled by metaphors, ways to describe the congregations from which we come, as part of our Vowed Life class. We described our communities as:
A TRAFFIC LIGHT
A PRIDE OF LIONESSES
A THANKSGIVING DINNER
Do any of these resonate with you? What metaphor would you use to describe your call and vocation?