Catholic Update Guide to Vocations
|Author: Kendzia, Mary Carol|
|Publisher: Franciscan Media||Pages: 54|
A Christian's first calling is to belong to the People of God - to accept Jesus as Lord, to become a disciple and to participate in his plan of salvation by giving witness and spreading the Gospel. The Christian's second vocation is the way he or she lives out the primary one. Many Catholics may think that the term vocation applies only to holy orders and religious life. Yet St Paul himself gives us a broader notion of vocation or calling. He said that all have been called to fellowship with Jesus and insisted that Jesus died for all. All people have a vocation, a calling from God, to share in the redemption and eternal life Jesus came to bring.