Preparations for the Called to be More vocations pilgrimage walk are almost complete! From July 3-10, ten high school students and five adult chaperones will embark on a 150 mile journey, from the Shrine of Maria Stein to St. Peter in Chains cathedral in Cincinnati. Quite the adventure!
In preparation, each of the young people has prepared a letter providing their answer to the question, "What does it mean to be called to be more?" The letters are too good not to share, so I plan to post one or two per day on the blog.
Next week, stay tuned for reports from the road as well.
Dear Friend in Christ,
Life on Earth is a relatively short journey compared to the immense eternity of Heavenly life. And so, it is important to live every day to the best of your capability. However, the definition of what is truly and objectively, “best” has been skewed in today’s society to meaning one’s own enjoyment and pleasure. Yet what is truly best in objective truth is so, so much more. To love, to do what is truly best for another person no matter the consequences to yourself, and to love to the fullest of your ability is our true calling in life. When we love as such, the way God created man to love, we transcend the norm of humanity and, through the grace of God, we get a small taste of what it is like to be in Heaven; to be with God for eternity; to be more. And when we go above the norm, we are truly blest. For it is only through God’s blessings that we are able to be more, and it is through being more, loving more, that we receive God’s blessings.
May God’s graces always shine upon you and bless you as you go through your journey of life here on earth, a journey that ultimately leads to a greater life with God in Heaven.