Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Vocation Essay by Elliott M. 7th Grade

When I think of Priests, nuns, saints, and all of the leaders of the church I think of people who inspire others to become one of them. Holy people preach the way of the Lord to those who have not yet heard. All holy people have a good chance to get to heaven. Holy people are always helping others.

I don’t dream of becoming a holy priest but I can still live a holy life. With God anything is possible; like everyone going to heaven. But He gave us the choice. God is without a doubt the most important thing in the universe. He helps us, hears us, and loves us even when we do something unjust.

A vocation is a calling from God, but that doesn’t mean you have to be a priest. Priesthood does not really interest me but I look forward to loving and serving God’s people.

I always pray that there will be no war in the future. War is the main cause of everything bad and I feel that my vocation is to stop war. Nobody can help what they believe so nobody should care.

I think all holy people should be famous just like actors and comedians. Devout life is the best possible, but it is not for everybody. All holy people are truly good.


Anonymous said...

Dear Sister Nicolette,
Thank you for posting Elliott's essay. He has some great insights and writes with a high level of honesty which is touching to read.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful words written by a beautiful soul. I love reading all the students work. Mrs. B from Holy Name

Anonymous said...

Elliott, Your words are very touching and you are matter what one's vocation, we are all called to live a holy life. You are a great example of peace and strength - thank you!