Through the Sacrament of Baptism, we all have one calling in our lives: holiness. However, this call to holiness will look different depending on our specific vocation. It’s important to listen and recognize the signs that determine how we are to answerour call. A vocation is a calling from the heart of God. He calls in a gentle way and invites us to respond in freedom. Discerning a vocation takes time, prayer, reflection, patience and an openness to paying attention to God’s action – under the guidance of others.
Pope St John Paul II reminded us that ‘Love is the fundamental and innate vocation of every human being.’ As they walk in this path, people hear God calling them into discipleship, a living relationship with the person of Christ, a call that has three dimensions: