Discerning one’s personal vocation. Youth Family Thought June 4

A Post-confirmation workshop was planned as was becoming popular in some parishes where the PPC had become aware that many of the youth, especially those who are unemployed have very little sense of direction.  Calling it a vocations workshop hadn’t worked because the young people didn’t really understand vocation but they had been confirmed and their families had asked that efforts be made that it should not be a church-leaving certificate.  They all wanted the Church to remain part of their lives.

I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself if only I may accomplish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.   Acts 20:17-27

Pope Francis. Discernment becomes a genuine means of spiritual combat, helping us to follow the Lord more faithfully. The desire to know our personal vocation thus takes on a supreme intensity, a different quality and higher level, one that better respects the dignity of our person and our life. In the end, good discernment is a path of freedom that brings to full fruit what is unique in each person, something so personal that only God knows it. Others cannot fully understand or predict from the outside how it will develop. CV295

wEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY.  ENGLISH (available in other local languagues)

God of Justice,  you call us all to a new life in Christ Jesus: strengthen our resolve to serve our communities today by striving through our words and our actions to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God, that all people might rejoice in hope and live in peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord and in the power of the Holy Spirit.    Amen.

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