Accepting your Calling

The movie Dungeons & Dragons: Honor among Thieves (directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, Paramount Pictures, 2023) centers on a quest to retrieve a relic. The main character, Edgin Darvis, was once a member of the Harpers, “a confederation of individuals from contrasting cultures and backgrounds who bonded over the shared goals of maintaining peace, preserving knowledge, and protecting the downtrodden.” Like Jeremiah, Edgin struggles with his personal calling, questioning his qualifications and wrestling with his sin nature. At the end of the movie, however, Edgin accepts his destiny and embraces the way of the Harpers. Similarly, Jeremiah had to accept his prophetic calling by submitting to the destiny that God had prepared for him.