BE IT DONE TO ME ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD

I’m my own man! I’m self-made, and I alone should determine my destiny! I will let nothing stand in the way of what I want. There is no other road to happiness!

 

At least that’s what contemporary society would have us believe.

 

But the Christian viewpoint is much different. Not in the end – we were certainly created to be happy – but in the means. We were created to be happy with God – and God has an idea of what we need to do to attain that happiness with Him!

 

What that means, essentially, is that we can’t be the ultimate self-determining men society calls us to be. We have to allow ourselves to be re-created by God for His purpose. Only in doing so will we be able to find the happiness which God has planned for us.

 

God never makes a mistake when he calls. It can be hard to fathom, but it’s true: God will never call you into a vocation that is not the perfect fit for you. The Creator of the Universe never makes mistakes! The only rational response to God’s will is total surrender.

 

The Blessed Mother knew this. She revealed her deep trust in God’s will when she responded to the angel, “Be it done unto me according to your word.” It was a moment of total surrender that changed the world forever.

 

Interestingly, when priests tell their vocation stories, the Blessed Mother almost always plays a role. Sometimes it’s dramatic: “I prayed a novena to Mary and she sent me a sign.” Most often, though, it’s simple: “I started saying the rosary every day, and over time, my vocation became clearer.” And throughout their priesthood, priests continue to rely on Mary as a comforting feminine presence, a true spiritual mother.

 

Mary always leads us to her Son. Imitate her complete trust, and you’ll eventually be able to surrender your will completely to God. Who knows? Maybe he is calling you to be a priest, married to the Bride of Christ, the Church.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Ordinations to the Priesthood and Diaconate
SATURDAY, JUNE 19  |  11 AM
BLUE ARMY SHRINE
SAVE THE DATE FOR QUO VADIS!
JUNE 22-24, 2021
Feel free to contact me about this summer's discernment camp.
DO YOU NEED HELP DISCERNING YOUR VOCATION?
I'm here to help as you seek to discover God's call for your life! If you have questions, need to talk through your discernment, or want to make an appointment, please feel free to contact me.
 
Fr. Mauricio Tabera-Vasquez
Vocation Recruiter
732-562-2457
 
“A commitment to evangelization demands a commitment to the development and support of ecclesial vocations, especially vocations to the priesthood. Our priests provide the people of God with essential nourishment and dynamic leadership in our efforts to proclaim the message of salvation, calling all people into communion with the Church as disciples.”… “I ask young people to consider serving the Church as a priest or religious.”
 
~Pastoral Letter from Bishop Checchio, "Lighting a fire in the heart of our world”

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