Wednesday, September 27, 2006

What if..

What if I was called to the contemplative life? I don't see it happening but what if...? *shrug*

5 Comments:

Blogger Jennifer said...

You will know when you are called and will be guided by the Lord Jesus.
God Bless & Mary Keep!!

9/28/2006 08:25:00 AM  
Blogger David said...

Vocations are most often a slow process, and require a spiritual director and much prayer. Most of all, an open mind is essential. If there is anything God has shown me is that I NEVER know what is coming next...makes life fun, maybe a bit scary. I will pray that God's will for your life be done!

9/28/2006 11:30:00 AM  
Blogger FutureihmNJ said...

I often wonder that myself...my prayers are with you as i prepare to go on retreat with the IHMs this weekend!!

Your Sister, In Christ,
Lee Nora

9/28/2006 12:55:00 PM  
Blogger Laura H. said...

Jennifer, David,

Thank you for your comments. I certainly do not wish to rush anything and understand completely that God will call me in His own time. I know that vocations can be a slow process. Mine has been evolving (since birth really but if you'll just go with me on this..) for about 8 years!

Jennifer, you hit on something that was advised to me elsewhere. That was to not assume that I was called anywhere before the Lord revealed it to me. You hit on this too, David! Gee, think God is trying to tell me something?

Thank you, David, for your prayers. They really mean a lot!

Thank you, Lee, for your prayers as well. You're a friend! Know that I will be praying for you too during this very special time. May the Lord guide you always.

May God bless you all abundantly now and always!

9/28/2006 01:16:00 PM  
Blogger Daughter of St. John said...

You know, when I learned about contemplative life I thought, "I could NEVER do that! No way, no how." After I was married and spent a few weekends with the contemplative branch of the Sisters of St. John I started to think that if I ever had the opportunity to pursue a vocation (i.e., if (GOD FORBID) something were to happen to the hubband) that I might be called to contemplative life. I even told my husband it was a good thing I hadn't visited as he'd wanted before we were married!

If you knew me you'd laugh at the idea of me being a contemplative...A lot. But it's weird how you get that tug on your heart. Even though I have a vocation as a wife and a mother that tug is a reminder of the contemplative vocation I have as an oblate of the community. Hmmmmm, this is very thought provoking, perhaps the start of a new blog post....thanks!

9/30/2006 12:32:00 AM  

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