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Consider your own call ... (1 Corinthians 1:26)

"I hope that many young men and women, inspired by sincere, apostolic zeal, will consecrate their own lives to Christ and the Church as priests and religious, or as lay people who are also ready to leave their own countries to rush to those places where workers in Christ's vineyard are scarce." --Pope John Paul II, World Youth Day VII

Think About That
What is Christ calling you to do? If called, would you be willing to give your life to serve Christ as a priest or a nun or a brother? Perhaps you are being called to work as a lay missionary. Would you be willing to give your life to serve as a missionary, going to places where few would be willing to go?

Take Action
This week, find an adult whom you respect and trust and schedule a 30-minute meeting with them. When you meet, ask them if they could see you serving Christ as a priest, vowed religious, or missionary someday. Ask what talents or gifts they see in you that could be used to serve others as a Christian.

Say A Prayer
Dear Lord, help me to be open to your calling. Guide me and lead me to others who can help me figure out how I am called to serve you in my life.


Did You Know?
The Pope had just one brother, Edmund, who was a physician.

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