We’re often urged to “pray for vocations.” Almost always, this is meant as an encouragement to ask God for more priests and religious for service to the church. Certainly, this intention is crucial and timely.
But there’s another way to “pray for vocations”—one that none of us can afford to neglect. It has to do with the fact that God gives each of us, young and old, something to do for him and for other people on his behalf.
Those who are married have the mission of revealing Christ’s love to the world in their relationship with their spouse. Those who are single are called to a special closeness with the Lord that enables them to live chastely and generously for his kingdom. Children and young people still living at home are to imitate Jesus by honoring their parents and increasing “in wisdom and in years” (Luke 2:52).
Many Vocations. But even within our “state in life,” we have other vocations. Some of them come with the territory. Eight-year-old Nicholas is called to…
The full article is available to subscribers only
Access all articles, daily meditations and readings, as well as special resources, by becoming a subscriber. View subscription options.
Special Offer: 2 week free web-only trial subscription. Sign up now.
Existing Print & Web-Only Subscribers: Login for full access.