February 4, 2009

Will you lay your life down?

Yesterday I spoke to 6th graders about the consecrated life. As part of the presentation a priest showed a DVD called Fishers of Men. It is about the priesthood. It is a call to young men to lay down their life for Christ. It is a call to sacrifice, to service, to living a life of truth. It is inspiring.

Today, I make this same invitation to young women. There are many who desire to live a life more than what this world can offer them. They desire more than just mediocrity.

So, I ask you: Will you lay down your life for Christ? The Church needs young women today to follow in the footsteps of Christ. The Lord is calling. He is inviting. He is waiting for women to respond with generous and courageous hearts. What are you waiting for?

Will you lay your life down for Christ? It's not easy. It will involve sacrifice.

Will you lay your life down for Christ? You will come to know love in a more profound way.

Will you lay your life down for Christ? Do not fear. He is with you.

Will you lay your life down for Christ? It takes trust to "Come, follow Me."

Will you lay your life down for Christ? You will find peace in His Will.

Will you lay your life down for Christ? In giving you will receive.

Will you lay your life down for Christ? Go to Him in silence and listen.

Will you lay your life down for Christ? In poverty, chastity and obedience.

Be not afraid to live a life of surrender. You will find freedom.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I Shall