“… calling subverts the deadly modern idolatry of choice. Choice in modern life is central, powerful, unquestioned, and enshrined in how we think and all we do–so much so that it cannot be undermined merely by an appeal to another choice. Choice for modern people is a right that overwhelms both responsibility and rationality. … Arguments against choice need to recognize the special, godlike power of choice. But ultimately only one thing can conquer choice–being chosen. Thus, for followers of Christ, calling neutralizes the fundamental poison of choice inĀ  modern life. ‘I have chosen you,’ Jesus said, ‘you have not chosen me.’ We are not our own; we have been bought with a price. We have no rights, only responsibilities. Following Christ is not our initiative, merely our response, in obedience. Nothing works better to debunk the pretensions of choice than a conviction of calling. Once we have been called, we literally ‘have no choice.'” (Oz Guinness, The Call, p.167, emphasis mine)