Who are you living for?

A Resurrectionist Vocation Minute for October 29, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Who are you living for? 

Have you ever thought about dedicating your entire life to God as a priest or a consecrated person?  For some Catholics, considering this question may be the first time they’ve ever considered another, more important question – who am I living my life for? 

For many of us growing up, and perhaps still on a daily basis – we live our lives based on our own desires and wants.  And when people who have lived most of their lives in in this frame of mind consider the possibility of a vocation to priesthood or consecrated life, sometimes it is the first time in their lives they have ever considered living their life for God, with all their heart, soul, and mind. 

The truth is, all of us – no matter what our vocation is – are called to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind.  Priests and consecrated persons don’t necessarily do this better than anyone else.  But for many, the thought of living for God rather than just ourselves, may be a new concept.  Think about it, if you were a person who loved God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, what might that look like? 

“Life according to the vows helps us to develop as persons and to attain Christian maturity. The vows are the expression of the free and total gift of ourselves to God. We accept the detachment implied in the observance of our vows in order to become more firmly attached to Christ.”

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