How do Priests, deacons, and religious brothers and sisters help us hear God’s call in our lives? I think it really helps God feel better when he knows that people are listening to his call. For when sisters or monks take time out of their lives to praise God. Or when priests or deacons take timeout of their lives to teach and help the church.
Thinking about the call of God really makes you think. If you are young, just keep following your vocation and you’ll hear the call. For adults just keep listening to God and do what he called you to do. Everyday I try to do random acts of kindness and remember to pray. But I also try to be watchful. Maybe God does want me to be a Marine Biologist. Everyone should know to always be watchful for their call, but that doesn’t mean God doesn’t want you to go for your dream job.
It makes me feel weird when I think of those people selling their bodies (showing their body), people getting in gun fights just because they are on the other side of the street. That tells me they’re not listening to their call and not following their vocation. They are telling God they don’t care what God tries to do for them or they don’t believe in him because they kicked him out of their life enough to not even think of Him. If they would’ve started their life better the world would be better because of all the people following God’s call.
A big call you can follow is to love and serve God’s people. By doing that, God will know you’re following him and he’ll know we still care that he sent his own son to die for us on the cross. He wants to see us all have an eternal life in heaven with him. I think a lot about heaven. It will feel so great to see Him give you a smile, a smile that you want to see for all of your eternal life in heaven, to live in the kingdom of God. All you have to do is follow your vocation and listen to God’s call.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Posted by Sr. Nicolette Etienne, OSB at 5:00 AM