Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Vocation Essay

Priests, deacons, and religious brother and sisters are one of the main reasons my faith in God is so strong. There is a lot I wouldn’t know about God, or how to make my relationship with God stronger if they weren’t around. Having my religion teacher being a nun really helps me find my calling. She has taught us to love God’s people and keep an open mind. Also, to always follow your dreams.

Deacons, priests, and religious brothers and sisters help me find my calling by inspiring. Priests inspire me every time I go to church. When my priest reads the gospel and comes down to talk about the gospel it changes the way I think about God, in a good way. He helps me learn more about God, and what he went through. The way he explains the gospel really helps me understand more about how I can find my calling, and become closer to God.

Deacons help people become closer to God, and find there calling, because they have more knowledge about God. They share their experiences with others on how they found their calling. Deacons know a lot about God, and they share it with others, which inspires me to spread the word of God. Right now in my life I know that my calling is to be a veterinarian. Helping animals is just my passion, and without priests, deacons, and religious brothers and sisters I don’t think I wouldn’t want this so badly. They helped me find my calling. They inspire me every day to fulfill my dreams.

I think God wants me to be a vet, I can just feel it, and to figure that out I needed the inspiration of others, especially the inspiration of my priest, religion teacher, and deacons. God wants everyone to be happy, and when I think about helping animals and saving their lives I am the happiest person on Earth, and it makes my faith stronger than ever. I wouldn’t know how to tell what my calling in life if it weren’t for the nuns, priests, and deacons in my life. They have taught me so much. Without them I wouldn’t be who I am today.

Maddie L. 8th Grade

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Sister Nicolette,
I found Maddie's essay to be faithfilled and very inspiring. Thanks for posting it.