Sunday, May 15, 2011

Be Not Afraid - Open Wide the Doors to Christ!

Today is the "World Day of Prayer for Vocations"!

In Father's homily this morning (it was a great homily by the way), he said something like this, "The Sisters lose themselves for the good of the Community."

I pondered those words, and they are true. But the higher truth is that the Sisters also FIND THEMSELVES in their vocation. It is precisely in us "losing" ourselves that we find ourselves.

Isn't this true of every vocation? As we die with Christ we rise with Him?!

"Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." (Mt. 10:39; Lk. 17:33; Mt. 16:25)

It's the paradox of the Gospel! It may sound grim, but it isn't. God is so good and so full of life and love! We will never be sorry for following Him and trusting Him (to whatever vocation that is). He's where's it's at!

John 10:10 -- "I came that they might have life, and have it to the full!"

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