Are parents always open to their children being called to serve God in a totally dedicated way? Do they encourage this, allow children to choose their own vocation in life, or expect them to follow a path they have chosen for them? Even though there might be a hope that a child will come into the family business, at this time of the year young people, whenever possible, are starting out to follow their own dream. Parents often make enormous sacrifices to make this possible. Are these sacrifices really appreciated? Where does ubuntu come in here?
Eli understood that it was the Lord who was calling the boy and he said, “Go and lie down and if someone calls say, “Speak Lord, your servant is listening.” From Samuel 3:1-10.
Pope Francis: Many people who are unmarried are not only devoted to their own family but often render great service in the group of their friends, in the Church community and in their professional lives. Virginity is a form of love. AL 158-9