Sunday, August 16, 2009

Following Christ

Many young people ask, "What should I do if I hear Christ calling me to follow Him in the religious life?"

Pope John Paul II answered the question, "If you hear the Lord's call, do not reject it! Dare to become part of the great movements of holiness which renowned saints have launched in their following of Christ… Admire all God's works in the world, but be ready to fix your eyes on the things destined never to pass away."

This certainly takes a great deal of courage for anyone!

Perhaps we can reflect on it this way. You have been created by God with a desire in your hearts to do good in the world. Your gifts are from God and, through these gifts, He wants to sanctify you. Your decision to follow Christ in a radical way will enable you to grow into the person God created you to be. Pray to Jesus, Mary and St. Joseph.