“My sheep hear my voice;
I know them, and they follow me.
I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish.
No one can take them out of my hand.” Jn 10:27
We have for too long given a much too narrow meaning to the word ‘vocation’. We tend to limit it to a calling to be a priest or a member of a religious institute. But, in fact, every single one of us has a vocation. Nevertheless, each one of us should be asking ourselves today:
- Is what I am spending my energies on every day my real vocation?
- Is this what God wants me to be doing with my life?
- How is what I am doing giving witness to my Christian faith?
- What contribution am I offering to making this world a better place for people to live in?
- To what extent am I a communicator of truth, of love, of justice, of freedom, of tolerance and acceptance…?
- How is God calling me to greater service of my Church and my community?
- There are hundreds of other ways of serving the Church and helping to build up the Christian community. Where is God calling me to make my own unique contribution based on the particular talents God has given me?