Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Vocation Essay

How do priests, deacons, and religious brothers and sisters help us hear God’s call in our lives? I believe it is in their teachings. They tell us that in prayer we are talking to God. Fr. Eric Johnson said, “God calls us each by name. Part of hearing God’s call is opening our hearts to the invitation of others ,learning from their example, and allowing them to share in our discernment.” Fr. Eric Johnson also said, “It is a call that leads us in to a deeper knowledge, love, and service of God, summons us to love and serve God’s people. At its heart, our unique vocational call is a reflection of whom we are and who God intends us to be. It is a relationship with the one who calls us each by name, and desires our fulfillment and happiness.”

Everyone has their own call in life. Some peoples’ call in life might be to become the Pope or a bishop, cardinal, deacon, priest, or nuns. Fr. Eric Johnson said, “This means that part of our task as Christians is to open our heats to hear God’s call in our lives. We need to humbly ask the Lord what you calling me to do?” Fr. Eric Johnson also said, “God calls each of us by name and makes us his own, but while this call is deeply personal, issued to us in the silence of our hearts.”

I also believe that people should believe that sooner or later God will send them their call. God never forgets someone’s call. Everyone has a call in life. Some people don’t try to hear their call in life. But our religious brothers and sisters, priest and deacons help us hear our call. That is how they help us.

Deven L.
Grade 7

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