Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vocation Essay

How do priest, deacons, and religious brothers and sisters help us to hear God call in our lives?

Each day or every other day most of us are taught by a religious person. If you go to church on weekends or any other day you are being taught by a priest. When I say that you are being taught I mean that the priests are helping us to hear God’s call to follow him. Everyone needs to know what God is calling them to do. If God is calling someone to do something in their lives then they should do it. God is choosing the best path for his children. People are blocking out God from their minds and they don’t choose the right path. They would rather go down a road of temptation and sin.
Through-out the years the number of religious men and women have decreased. There are less priest, deacons, and nuns in the world. That means that there are less people to preach the word of God. God is calling us to be the light of the world and to preach the word of God. People who went to a Catholic school about thirty years ago were taught by nuns. These days only a few nuns teach in Catholic schools. They mainly teach religion classes. God is calling us to love him and serve his people. When people don’t listen to God’s call they grow further away from God.
Priests, deacons, and religious brothers and sister help us to hear God’s call by teaching us the way of the Lord. We need to listen to them when they are teaching us. When you go to mass the priest has a sermon after the gospel. We need to listen to what the priest tells us. He is telling us that we should always have our hearts open to God. We should always listen to what God says.
Nuns also tell us to always open our hearts to God. They tell us that God is our friend and our mentor. We should always be close to him.
A sister said to me that when she was little she wanted to have a dozen children. Then when she was a little older she wanted to be a nurse. She then thought that she could do both. Then one day she heard a sister talk to her class about being a sister and all the cool stuff about it. She said all the ways that you could serve God and your neighbors. She said that was the best thing that she could do. She said that she could be a teacher, nurse; she could go to orphanage to help the children, and be a sister. She said that it just wasn’t what she wanted to do but what God wanted her to do. She said that there would be “little ways” to live the life God wants you to live. It will be with the gifts God gave to you.

Josh C. 7th Grade

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