Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Vocation Essay

Hearing God's Call

How do priests, deacons, and other religious brothers and sisters help us hear God’s call in our lives? Men all over the world answer it and become priests, monks, bishops, deacons, permanent deacons, and married. Women answer it by becoming nuns, married, and sisters. They are great examples. They go to Adoration, church, and confession regularly. I know because my religion teacher is a sister and we go to Adoration during class. People need to realize that they should help more, pray more, and go to church more.

You can also help around the parish. I serve and sing in the choir at mass. All this will make God closer to you. You can find your vocation easily when you have a strong relationship with God. If you are an adult you could go on a mission retreat. When you need help with your vocation pray and ask a religious person such as a nun or a priest at your parish.

Remember the Ten Commandments are Gods rules.

1. Thou shall have no other gods before me.
2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
5. Honor thy father and thy mother.
6. Thou shalt not kill.
7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
8. Thou shalt not steal.
9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
10. Thou shall not covet.

These are the rules you should also try to follow but, we are not perfect so you may break one or two of these. It is also important to remember Jesus’ New Commandment, “Love one another as I have loved you.” God will make your vocation clear in time!

Ben #1 7th Grade


Anonymous said...

Dear Sister Nicolette,
Your students write well. Please tell them how much I enjoy reading their essays!

Jennifer said...

Ditto to Linda's comments! Your students do write well, and they are very insightful. I look forward to more essays!

Jennifer Vance