Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Vocation Essay by Zach B., 7th Grade

Priests, deacons, and religious brothers and sisters are already doing God a favor by choosing to live their vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. They fully commit their lives to God by abstaining from sexual activity. But they can also invite people to “Come and See” God.

One way could be through evangelism. Some people will go door to door telling the good news of Jesus Christ. Others will hold up large signs at a sports event to spread the good news. People can also let people know who God is by just being a good person. If you live the way that Jesus tells us then people that don't know who God is will wonder why that person is always so nice and maybe want to be more like that person. Then if they ask that person why they act the way they do they will say “because I follow Jesus.” Then they might want to know more about this Jesus and they might start going to church.

Priests wear a black and white collar so that when they go out someplace people will recognize that they are a priest. Religious brother or sister can become teachers and teach kids and young adults the word of God. They can help young people grow in their faith and draw them deeper into the heart of God.

Anyone who is associated with the church is living their vocation by teaching God’s word through the mass. When people go to mass they are learning the teachings of the Lord. One of the ways a priest lives his vocation is by saying the mass. He is the one that teaches the people about the Bible and other important things. Without the priest people would hardly know what their beliefs are. The number of religious people around the world would decrease greatly and not many people will know God as they do today. This is how Priests, deacons, and religious brothers and sisters are living their vocation.

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