As we have said a couple times here, one of the great things about raising money for Seminarians is that it spreads, in a more general way, the vocation message; it helps to build a “vocation culture.” We are all called by God to something great and it is in responding to that call with courage and zeal that we are best able to help make this world all that God designed it to be. When we recognize that call we have been given by God, we open ourselves to ministering to the very people God had planned for us to meet, to touch and to heal. By cooperating with God’s gracious guidance, we can light a fire of love in this world that reaches far more people than we could ever imagine possible.
Of course, it is difficult to figure out God’s will at times and there are many voices giving us conflicting messages and it takes great patience and discernment to truly know which is the voice of God. So, we must practice and, as in everything else, practice takes time. That is why we should start as early as possible. We need to be teaching our children that they too have a call. They, too, have a purpose and a role in this world that God has designed for them and that only they can fulfill it. In fact, if you read through some of the stories of our seminarians you will realize that the seeds of their vocational discernment were planted long before they entered High School. And so it is with great pleasure and excitement that we introduce the youngest members of our Run for the Call team! Lillie, Michael and (possibly) Henry, ages 3, 2 and 3, respectively, will be chasing after their vocation during the Flying Pig weekend! What a fantastic witness this will be! Your children are being called, too!