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Year of Faith Companion 2013-02-03

Year of Faith Companion 2013-02-03

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The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker: What's Your Calling?
The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker: What's Your Calling?

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Published by: Pilot New Media on Jan 29, 2013
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Created by Chris Carmody: jesusinsalem@yahoo.com and Stephanie Rangel: beverlyyouthministry@gmail.


Year Faith
“Thy Will Be Done”

3 February 2013

“By reason of their special vocation it belongs to the laity to seek the kingdom of God by engaging in temporal affairs and directing them according to God’s will.... It pertains to them in a special way so to illuminate and order all temporal things with which they are closely associated that these may always be effected and grow according to Christ and may be to the glory of the Creator and Redeemer.” Catechism 898

Every time we recite the Our Father we pray, “Thy will be done,” and consequently declare that we are open and willing to doing that which is most pleasing to the Lord. When we ask the Lord for guidance, listen for His response, and then act on His instruction, we are doing His will. As a truly loving and merciful God, our Lord is constantly inviting us to do what will get us to the everlasting kingdom… heaven. He wants us to be happy, content, and complete, and if we accept the guidance that he gives us we will certainly feel peace. It should come as no surprise then that this concept would reach even to our vocation in life.

To Each a Calling from God
A vocation is call from God to some state in life. When the Lord gives us a vocation He is providing us with the calling that will grant us the most joy in life. But most importantly He is affording us an opportunity to get to Heaven. St. Alphonsus Liguori said, “In the choice of a state of life, if we wish to secure our eternal salvation, we must embrace that state to which God calls us...”. For some of us our vocation is to marriage and parenthood; for others it’s the priesthood or the religious/consecrated life. Within those overarching vocations are career paths; ie doctors, teachers, students, athletes, musicians, police officers, etc. Many of us are called to one or a series of career vocations while maintaining our overarching call. A good example of this would be the husband and father who lives out his main vocation while being a soldier. Over the next few weeks we will unpack the various vocations we are called to in life. Do you know what your true calling is?

Ask the Lord what you main vocation is and how you should be living out that calling. Are you seeking to do the will of God? Ask for the intercession of St. Joseph, the patron of vocations!
“Every one hath his proper gift from God; one after this manner, and another after that. . . . As the Lord hath distributed to every one, as God hath called every one, so let him walk.” St. Paul, 1 Corinthians 7:17

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