Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Art and Chaos of Misdirection.

Direction requires concentration and focus. Today's blog includes some thoughts on seeking direction and giving oneself direction as we discern our vocation. After you finish reading the blog today, focus and concentrate on the video for today. Give all your concentration. Pay attention! Closer attention! ENJOY!

The key to finding our vocation is giving direction to our lives. And the direction we must absorb is prayer. Our world is full of distractions—TV, internet, cell phones, texting, IPods, commercials, Twitter, etc. Few people take the time to pray in silence every day. We encounter God and who we really are in the eyes of God in this silence. However, it is in this silence that the Lord speaks directly to our hearts.

Recently the Holy Father encouraged us to conform our lives to the Cross. It is the Cross that gives us direction towards selfless love.

“Understand what you do, imitate what you celebrate, and conform your life to the mystery of the Lord’s Cross”. As we proclaim the Cross of Christ, let us always strive to imitate the selfless love of the one who offered himself for us on the altar of the Cross, the one who is both priest and victim, the one in whose person we speak and act when we exercise the ministry that we have received. As we reflect on our shortcomings, individually and collectively, let us humbly acknowledge that we have merited the punishment that he, the innocent Lamb, suffered on our behalf. And if, in accordance with what we have deserved, we should have some share in Christ’s sufferings, let us rejoice because we will enjoy a much greater gladness when his glory is revealed."