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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Be Yourself

The following is a quote I opened to this morning from Benedictus by John O'Donohue:

The great law of life is to be yourself. Though this axiom sounds simple, it is often a difficult task. To be yourself, you have to learn how to become who you were dreamed to be. Each person has a unique destiny. To be born is to be chosen. There is something special that each of us has to do in the world. If someone else could do it, they would be here and not us. One of the fascinating questions is to decipher what one's destiny is. At the heart of each destiny is hidden a unique life-calling. What is it that you are called to do? In old-fashioned language: what is your vocation in life?

I like this quote because it is something I really believe. We are unique and each of us is called to give glory to God. I think, too, that there are callings within a vocation so we need to be attentive to what we are called to at different moments in life. Often our desires are clues to what the Holy Spirit is trying to call our attention to by giving us new longings.

1 comment:

mary camilleri said...

sometimes the Lord uses our erstwhile occupations and sublimates them, as when He told the fishermen, 'I will make you fishers of men'