Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Vocation Essay

Priests, deacons, and religious brothers and sisters help me to answer God’s call in many ways. One way is that they teach us to “Serve and witness to the God that calls each of us by name. “- Fr. Eric Johnson. One other way is my religion teacher, she is a vocation director. Nuns teach us the most depending on what area they are teaching us in.


The first way they teach us to listen. The way they teach us to listen is by taking us to Adoration to talk only to God. This can help you to only talk to God and in this way He might give you your vocation, if you ask Him. God talks to us each time we go to Adoration and we deepen our relationship with Jesus. Sisters also teach us to listen by opening our hearts to God so He can tell us what He wants us to do. We have to be open to anything that God has given us to love and serve His people and accept that that’s what He wants us to do in our life.

I have to love and serve God’s people with the gifts and talents He has given me. That is the number one thing on God’s list for me. My religion teacher tells me that everyday, and that reminds me to do that. My priest does the same. When we are informed on something over and over it helps us get better at listening to God and answering His call. The person that helps me out the most with my vocation is my religion teacher. She is a vocation director at her community, she is also a nun. She has taught me so much about my calling. Every since she started teaching my class, I listen more than I ever have. Even though I have not heard what I am called to be, I still listen and hope it will come soon. I don’t think one day has gone by that she hasn’t inspired me with her love of God and vocations. She reminds me every day to answer God's call. She has a saying that she says, “ Love and serve Gods’ people.”

In conclusion, many people help me to love and serve God's people, but the most I have learned about it was in school, through Sr. Nicolette . I still pray and listen very carefully to find what I am called to do.

Shelby C. 8th Grade

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Sister Nicolette,
Thanks for posting your students' essays...wow!
Linda

Anonymous said...

dear sr.nicolette,
i really like all the eassys
and i really enjoy your class


- holy name student

Susan said...

I enjoyed reading this post!

Blessings,
Sooz