Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Vocation Essay by Taylor B., 8th Grade

Deacons, Priests, Religious Brothers and Sisters invite us to learn the key to eternal happiness, to everlasting peace. They take us by the hand the way a loving mother would take a small child. They invite us to understand what God wants us to do in our life, and they help us develop our conscience. They give their lives to God, and in doing that they model the life God wants all of his children to live. These religious people invite us to come and see Christ in a new light.

All of these religious leaders give us their valuable time to help us better understand Jesus. They come to church daily and pray for us, so that we may trust in Christ and find our vocation in life whether it is as a religious or as a married person.

I believe firmly in what Father Eric Johnson once said, “Whether married, single, deacon, priest, or religious, our vocation in life is to believe in Christ’s word of salvation and promise. It is a call that leads us into deeper knowledge, love, and service of God, and summons us to the love and service of others.” I think Father Eric really knew what he was talking about when he said this.

God calls us and wants us to believe and trust in him like we would our parents, or our friends. We just have to let these religious leaders help us in our quest to answer Jesus’ loving question, “Will you follow me and become a servant of my children?”

Sr. Mary Cecile was a good example to us of how to live out or vocation in life. She was a loving person. This loving sister was in relationship with God as a nun for 61 years, since before she became a nun, in 1945, she was serving God. She now is in her heavenly home with God.

All of these religious leaders help us better understand our vocation in life, to know, love, and serve God.

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