|Self Reflection: Obstacles to Discernment (TT Training Monday, Day 3)
||[Jun. 4th, 2007|08:18 pm]
I have come to realize that there are obstacles in my way which prevent me from truly being able to discern my vocation in the way I would wish. I need to get over the notion that I would be good at nothing, because I will be good at whatever God is calling me to do as long as I do my vocation as he wants me to. Also, if I am truly to discern whether or not to join the seminary,I need to get it out of my mind that it is "my duty" to do so. If I enter the seminary I want to do it because I know that that is what God is calling me to do, not because it is the thing that everyone is expecting me to do because it is the "holiest" thing. I have no ideas about how to really effectively combat these obstacles besides prayer.
Oh Lord, help me love abundantly and endlessly as you did while you walked this earth. Lord help my wellspring of love overflow and flood the earth, touching all people. Lord help me to make an intimate connection with all I meet, and help me to understand the desires of their heart, so I may live in harmony and unity with them. You, oh Lord, are love, help me to have the fullness of love capable.