Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Vocation Essay

How do priest, deacons and religious brothers and sisters help us to hear God’s call in our lives?

Everybody can help us hear God’s call but there are a couple main people who help us the most. Priests are the first people I’m going to mention. Without priests we wouldn’t be able to receive our daily body of Christ also known as Eucharist, which helps us get closer to God. Also Priests say mass which is one of the biggest ways to get closer to God. So, as you can see priest are very important.

Next are deacons. Permanent Deacons can be married and can serve when needed. Even though they are not able to do as much as the priests they are still needed to help us become closer to God.

Next are religious brothers. They teach at a school as a religion teacher or a bible school teacher to teach non-catholic students become closer to God. Religious brothers are just as important as priest or deacons. They are just not able to lead a mass. They help in different ways but can teach just as much.

Next are religious sisters also known as nuns. Some people think of nuns as scary, weird, dressed people. But they are not that. They are very respectful and important people. It is good if someone becomes a nun because nuns help people including me become closer to God. Sadly less and less people are becoming nuns. They can help us hear God’s call. Even though they cannot say a mass does not mean they can’t help us as much as a priest or deacon. Their lives are also fully focused on God and like us they learn more about God everyday.

So as you can see everybody can help us hear God’s call in life but you have to do some searching yourself.

Kaitlin O. 8th


Anonymous said...

Kaitlin nice job definig nun,presit,religous brother,and deacon I think its good that your trying to make a difference.

godrealized said...

If we desire getting closer to God... we need understanding definition of God! The meaning of God... definition of God is best explained in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism... the most sacred scripture existing on mother earth! As detailed in Bhagavad Gita god almighty is not form of human beings. The sum total of all purified soul atmans in cosmos at a given moment of time is what we know as God Almighty!

This enormous cluster of cosmic primordial power much beyond comprehension of all human beings is Nirakaar in form (having no form)! God Almighty is not form of human beings. God Almighty always acts as a Dhrishta (onlooker) never interfering with creation of his! God Almighty exists in all human beings in miniscule form as our soul atman... the spirit within!

Getting closer to God simply means merging our inner self with larger whole... God Almighty himself! When human beings gained enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)... it announced end of cosmic life for soul atman... the spirit within! Reaching 8.4 millionth manifestation... the last in cosmic life cycle is goal of every soul atman... the spirit within!

For human beings to gain enlightenment... assimilating wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita is foremost necessity! Only by knowing Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism human beings gained enlightenment (reached stage of kaivalya jnana)... never otherwise! The contents of Bhagavad Gita can never be understood literally. All 700 shlokas verses contained in Bhagavad Gita suffice for mankind reaching stage of enlightenment... and finally salvation (moksha)!

The knower of Bhagavad Gita finally becomes knower of all... gains omniscience for all practical purposes! Enlightenment is reached via path of spirituality... never religion! Understanding difference between religion and spirituality is foremost necessity of the day! Most human beings on mother earth confuse spirituality with religion! God Almighty can never be reached via path of bhakti yoga... path of rituals... path of religion!

For getting closer to God... for become one with God one needs traveling path of jnana yoga (absolute wisdom)!