Thursday, August 20, 2009

Shifting to the Call, Dedicated to John




There is a teen by the name of John who is discerning the call to live as a priest. He is very young, and yet, in his heart, one will find maturity with a touch of childlike joy. A very good mix, I might say.

You will find John talking about his day. Yet simple it may be, he is able to connect it to God. As a result, one will find God working through him.

What touched me today was his courage in revealing to his class that he is discerning a call to the priesthood, a tough thing to do these days. He senses the teasing he might be getting from his classmates; but, nevertheless, he stood his ground. He chose to speak the truth about himself.

Do follow John, if you haven't. And, most of all, leave a note of love -- we call that aloha -- or perhaps, a note of encouragement. Our young ones, especially the teens who are in continuous search of their place in this world, need it.



I am proud of you, John. Know that you are not alone in this journey. You mom is 100% behind you, that's for sure -- and how wonderful that is! We are here, too, praying and rooting for you.

Here's a video you may have seen already. I have seen it countless times because it helps me to understand our priests, and perhaps, deep inside of me is a mother's longing that my sons too would have a calling such as yours.

Enjoy!

Fishers of Men

John maintains two blogs. One of them is called
Writings of a boy discerning God's call.





4 comments:

John said...

Thank you so much Easter! You are so thoughtful and kind. Thank you for your kind words! Your such an inspiration! The mivie was awesome! I have seen it a couple times, but each time I watch it, I pick up something new that I missed! Thank you for much for the referral to my blog also! Thank you for your prayers, and know that I am praying for you also!

God Bless You! :)

Anne said...

Easter you are incredibly sweet and good hearted! Thank you so much for this post! You warm my heart!

Sarah - Kala said...

I second those prayers and wishes and advice for John. As a mother who also has a son (youngest) who feels called to the priesthood, it is an awesome choice.

Easter, my email is Sarahs.Journey(at)yahoo.com . . . looking forward to hear from you. We attend the chapel on Pearl Harbor due to the fact we are Navy and it is a "family" of sorts. :)
Aloha!

Easter A. said...

Sara-Kala,
Wow! What a beautiful name!

I will pray for your son!

Will do...