I wanted to soak it all in. I listened
a lot and wasn’t pressured to share.
I was in my mid-30s, active in my
parish, but I didn’t need to ask questions. Everyone else was answering
my questions in their own sharing
and that was very unique for me
since I’m an extrovert and used to
sharing. It was an opportunity for
me to listen to the Spirit speaking
through others. I was listening to the
voice of God through the stories of
other people and letting it sink in.
“Be open,” Father Wirtner says.
“Take the risk it takes to come and
see. It’s finding where our gifts are
best used for the community and dis-
covering you feel at home, respected.”
Finding that home and com-
munity are one of the major chal-
lenges of vocation discernment, says
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