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Helping Kids Discern a Vocation

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(Excerpt is reprinted with permission from All Things Guy: A Guide to Becoming a Man that Matters)

Have you ever been in a religion class or in Church and Father asks you to think about a vocation? Do you get the feeling you want to crawl in a hole and disappear, fearing he will ask you to become a priest?
A vocation is a call from God. It’s not merely a career choice. Everyone, everyone, everyone has a calling from God!
The word vocation refers to three different things: 1.Vocation comes with baptism. It’s a call to know, love and serve God in your life. 2.Vocation also means, “state in life,” such as priesthood, religious life, marriage or single life. 3.Vocation also means a personal relationship you have with Jesus. It’s you, yourself, trying to know, love, and serve God.


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