Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Vocation Essay by Jake F., 8th Grade

How do priests, deacons and religious brothers and sisters by their life and ministry, invite others to come and see Christ and discover their own vocation? They do many things to help us hear God’s call or vocation.

At the time of baptism God calls each of us by name and made us by his own. It is the original call by God that stands at the center of all vocations in the church.

The definition of vocation is defined in a religious environment is an occupation for which a person is suited, trained, or qualified. Often those who follow a religious vocation have an inclination to undertake what is often called a calling. This type of vocation is either professional or voluntary and can include many different religious backgrounds.

God helps Priests lead us closer to our vocation. The priest is the one who baptize us through God. So in this way God is working through priests today. Deacons also help in this.
Sister help teach us about what God wants our vocation to be. They teach us about the Bible which can help us deepen our relationship with God. Which God is the one who tells us what our vocation is going to be even if it is becoming a priest, deacon, sister, or anything else. Brothers do the same things as sisters. They teach us about God.

All of these people lead us in the right direction towards our vocation. God also plays a big part in this. God leads us to these people to help guide us to the right path, to find our vocation.
Our vocation can be anything from becoming a doctor, police officer, teacher, or becoming a religious person. Whatever vocation it is we should do it for God.

We also need to use our vocation to help one another. That’s the main thing God wants is for us to use our vocation in life to help others.

3 comments:

Sadie said...

Well written and practical outlook.. good job Jake!

Anonymous said...

Sister Nicolette,
Thanks for posting the vocation essays. The shed light on your students' understanding of being open to the will of God in their lives.
Linda

永遠的一次 said...

TAHNKS FOR YOUR SHARING~~~VERY NICE ........................................