Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Vocation Essay by Josh C. 8th Grade

Each day and every day many are taught by a religious person, whether that be a priest, nun, deacon, or a religious brother and sister. If you go to church on weekends or any other day you are being taught by a priest. When I say that you are being taught I mean that the priests are helping us to hear God’s call to follow him. Everyone needs to know what God is calling them to do. If God is calling someone to do something in their lives then they should do it. God is choosing the best path for his children. People are blocking out God from their minds and they don’t choose the right path. They would rather go down a road of temptation and sin. As most people know, the more that you sin the more that you will get closer to the ring of defiance.

Through-out the years the number of religious men and women have decreased. There are less priest, deacons, and nuns in the world. That means that there are less people to preach the word of God. God is calling us to be the light of the world and to preach the word of him. When people would go to school about twenty years ago all of the classes were taught by nuns. These days only a few nuns teach in Catholic schools. They mainly teach religion classes. God is calling us to love him and serve his people. When people don’t listen to God’s call God grows further away from us. He is asking us to teach the word of him so that he will feel more able to become closer with us.

Priests, deacons, and religious brothers and sister help us to hear God’s call by teaching us the way of the Lord. We need to listen to them when they are teaching it. When you go to mass the priest has a sermon right after the gospel. We need to listen to what the priest tells us. He is telling us that we should always have our hearts open to God no matter what the topic is. We should always listen to what God says because in the future it will matter.

Nuns also tell us to always open our hearts to God. They tell us that God is our friend and our mentor. They also tell us that we should always be close to him because God is the one who plans out our life. He is the one who has brought us to where we are and that we need to give back to him. When we give back to the Lord he will help us out more in our lives. It may not happen when we would like but it will happen when he believes that it should happen.

Remember that every day there is a shortage of religious people. we need to hear what God is calling us to do because who knows, when we hear the right call, it will change our lives.

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