I went to an “Andrew Dinner” this evening at St. Matthias in Crown Point. The dinner is named after St. Andrew who is credited with telling his brother, Simon, about Jesus. Andrew brought Simon to Jesus, Simon later was called Peter, and the rest, as they say, is history. 🙂
At the dinner, I was one of two priests who was asked to share my vocation story. It was a joy to do so because it reminded me of how God has been so active in my life, even when I was trying so hard not to listen to Him. I am glad that I finally did listen and committed myself to the idea of the priesthood. I’m still trying to embrace His will. Some days are easy, some days are more difficult, but all days are filled with God’s grace.
I encourage you to pray for all people, that they find their true vocation. I ask you to pray, as well, for those being called to the priesthood or religious life, that they have the grace and courage to say “Yes” to God. We need good, holy, happy priests!