Responding to God's Call:
How many times have you been asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” This is a very common question from our days in school. Yet, how often have we been asked, “What does God want you to be when you grow up?” This question changes things considerably.
When a person begins thinking about following Jesus Christ as a priest, religious sister, or consecrated layperson, there are many different reactions from family and friends. Sometimes people are very supportive; other times, people react very strongly against the idea. Usually, it is a mix of the two.
Lent is upon us and some things come to mind as I ponder what might be going through a discerner’s heart and mind.