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PRAYER & DISCERNMENT
steps to finding
BY BROTHER DAVID STEINDL-RAST, O.S.B.
DIEGO ORTIZ MUGICA, DIEGO@ORTIZMUGICA.COM
ID YOU KNOW THAT THE WORD VOCATION is related to the
term “vocal cords” and means “a calling”? More precisely it means
spending your life doing what your innermost heart feels called to
do. To follow a vocation means living your own unique life. That’s of course
what all of us would like to accomplish, but how shall we do it?
If we ask people who are doing what they really love to do, “How did you
get to where you are?” we find that many of them started by asking themselves
some basic questions 1. What would I really like to do? 2. What am I good at
doing or learning? 3. What opportunity is life offering me, right now, for doing
what makes me come joyfully alive? Thus they started with themselves, with
their own gifts and preferences.
It’s as simple as ask, trust, stop, listen, and respond.
O.S.B. is a Benedictine monk,
an author and
LIKE so many
filled with one
and the same