A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Friday, September 23, 2005

"What’s up with a vocation anyway?"

"Well, each of us comes from God. As Christians, we believe that the Father has a specific reason and purpose for our lives—first to experience and know His love for us, then to respond to that love. When a relationship is real, we usually respond to the Person who loves us. Our vocation is simply responding to the Father’s gifts of life and love in our lives. It’s about finding that lifestyle which God desires for us, which will bring our deepest joy. Whatever vocation we are called to: marriage, single life, religious, or priesthood—it’s right there that we will know God’s life and love in the fullest way....

"Where are you being led? Do you know your vocation? If you don’t, here’s a heap of good news. You can!! First, commit yourself to spending daily quiet time with the Lord. Be honest with Him—share your heart! Maybe write out in a letter to Jesus your joys, fears, or concerns about where you feel He is leading you. Then listen to what He speaks to your heart. Be real with God. Another great thing to do is get a Spiritual Director—someone else you can talk with on a regular basis about your relationship with the Lord. You could talk to a religious community you are attracted to--or a diocesan priest. Find out more about them—Does their lifestyle, charism, and spirituality draw your heart? Be patient and God will show you the way."

"The Intercessors of the Lamb is a mixed community of priests, hermits (brothers and sisters) and lay families who have been called to continue the redemptive mission of the Lamb of God in the Church through the powerful ministry of intercession.

"Gathered together in His name, we are a people established in faith, living in hope, and proclaiming a covenant which has its beginning and end in the awesome Love of God! Through this Gift, poured forth from the pierced Heart of Jesus, we contribute to the raising of the spiritual life of the Church in this greater ministry of the Holy Spirit."

from the website of the Intercessors of the Lamb