Monday, February 1, 2010

Vocation Essay, Nikki D.

Come and See

How does priest, Deacons, and religious brothers and sisters by their life and ministry, invite others to come and see Christ and discover their own vocation?

They help people understand that everyone has a vocation they need to live. There is a purpose why they are here on earth and why they have a soul and life. God wants us to serve, love Him and His people. He wants us to do right in life and priest, deacons, and religious brothers and sisters want the same. God sent priest, deacons, and religious brothers and sisters to live a great life and to teach people about what Jesus went through. He wants us to do something along that line to help people.

When people say I’m going to go do this for this person, some people say that because they feel guilty for not doing good for others that are in need. “Actions speak louder than words.” If you did something for people that are in need than you will have Gods’ grace shine upon you. He will be so happy. You will feel joy in your life for helping a person. If you just help them a little, it is like a lot to them.

Some people will be called to the life of spiritual perfection by becoming a consecrated religious, a brother, and a sister. Religious brothers and sisters want to do lots in life. They love to teach others about their vocations. Just like Sister Nicolette, she is showing us her vocation by teaching us about God, and how much we love Him. How Jesus lived His life here on earth. We all love her. She does an excellent job teaching us about God.

Priests are there when you need someone to talk to when you have done wrong, or to pray for you. They share in the greatest joys of peoples' lives and are with them in times of hardship and sorrow. He is a pastor, a shepherd, a teacher, and spiritual father. He stands in the place of Jesus Christ. They stand right next to God themselves; they are very special to us.

Mother Teresa once said, “Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative of the dignity of my high vocation, and its many responsibilities. Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way to coldness, unkindness, or impatience.”

I believe that people are looking for God, but they are looking in the wrong spot to find him. How things grow in quiet is the same with vocations. Sometimes you have to give up what you love most. Every day your gifts grow better and better. You should love yourself the way you are.

Nikki D. 8th Grade

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