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.


Fishers of Men

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


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) . . . 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. :)

Easter A. said...

Wow! What a beautiful name!

I will pray for your son!

Will do...