Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Vocation Essay by Samantha A., 8th Grade

As Jesus once said “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which one person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” -Matthew 13:44. This passage is telling us to go and seek the buried treasure that God has hidden for us. But we can’t do this on our own. We must have the help of priests, deacons and religious brothers and sisters. They show us the way by lives and their ministry they lead. They invite others to come and see Christ and discover their own vocations.

When do you know that you have discovered your vocation in life? This is not an easy question. Many people have asked themselves this question more than once. You may think you have heard the calling when you’re a small child or you may not hear the calling until you’re an adult. Just remember that God will not abandon you. You most stay patient and he will call you when he believes that you are ready.

To make the right decision on your vocations primarily starts with your faith in Jesus. Your faith grows in silences like a flower in a garden. This is where priests, deacons and religious brothers and sisters come and help us find our vocation. They act as the back bone to our faith. Their life and ministry is what leads us on the right path. They don’t only help you discover your vocation in your life. Their life and ministry also help you become closer with God and stronger in your faith.

Our life here on earth is not to just become famous, rich, or even popular. It is to live out our life as God would want. To go and discover the truth is what God is calling us to do. Thanks to the priests, deacons and religious brothers and sisters, by their life and ministry, they invite us to come and see Christ and discover our own vocation in life.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Sister Nicolette,
Thanks for posting Samantha's essay. "Faith grows in silence like a flower in a garden" Great writing!