Friday, March 4, 2011

Characteristics of a Call to be a Marianist

An authentic call to follow Jesus in the way of Marianist spirituality always has two characteristics. The first, we have a desire to be formed in the virtues of Jesus and to have those virtues in our own life. The second characteristic of our call is the sense of mission. In taking on the virtues of Jesus, we also sense being called to work for the coming of God's Kingdom and to carry out in the world today the works of Christ. We want to become one with Jesus, living his own attitudes and dispositions.

There is a sense of urgency that burned in the heart of Jesus.

"I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!" - Lk 12:49