Page 2 of Parish Newsletter, 31/08/08

A Moment for Reflection
Letter from the National Co-ordinator
for Diocesan Vocations

Have you ever heard the saying "Find a job you love, and you'll never have to work a day in your life"? Everyone is looking for that 'special something' which will make living life more sweet, give more satisfaction and fulfilment, offer challenges and opportunities to meet new people and develop one's skills and abilities.

A priest is called to serve the people of God. Jesus asked Peter, “‘Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?' Peter responded ‘Yes Lord. You know that I love you.' And Jesus said, ‘Feed my lambs.'”

I would like to take this opportunity to invite YOU to reflect on God's Call. In the same vein as Jesus asked Peter, two thousand years ago to commit to a life of service, so today, Jesus is asking many to follow him

The Priest
The Priest is not an angel sent from heaven;
he is a man chosen from among men, and a member of the Church, a Christian.
Remaining human and Christian, he begins to speak to you the Word of God.
This Word is not his own. No, he comes to you because God has told him to proclaim God's Word.
Perhaps he has not entirely understood it himself. Perhaps he adulterates it.
But he believes; and despite his fears, he knows that he must communicate God's Word to you.
For must not some of us say something about God, about eternal life….
must not some of us speak of sin and the love and mercy of God?

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So, dear friends, pray for him. Carry him, so that he might be able to sustain others by bringing them the mystery of God's love, revealed in Jesus Christ.
See Conference of Diocesan Vocations Directors website

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