In his hymn, The Anthem, Tom Conry writes: ” We are called, we are chosen, we are Christ for one another…” These words summarize the meaning of “vocation” for us. God calls each one of us by name to live a certain vocation: marriage, single life, priesthood or religious ( sister, brother or priest). Our vocation is the way we order our life and use our talents to serve others.
In this Year of Faith, take the time to consider your vocation: if you have already committed yourself to a particular way of life, how can you use your talents to bring forth the Kingdom of God? If you are discerning where God is calling you, take the time to explore all your options to see where you can best use your talents. Pray about this and discuss it with a trusted friend or spiritual director.