Do you ever fear hearing the voice of God? We all want the answer to a question yet when it comes time to listen for it, sometimes we distract ourselves because of fear of what it just might be! This is true for many who want to know God's Will when discerning a vocation. This past Sunday was World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Here is a quote from Pope Benedict XVI:
Today’s World Day of Prayer for Vocations is dedicated to this purpose. In fact, the Lord always calls but often we do not hear him. We are distracted by many things, by other more superficial voices; and then we fear hearing the Lord’s voice, because we think that it could take away our freedom. In reality, each of us is the fruit of love: certainly the love of our parents, but, more profoundly, the love of God. The Bible says: if even your mother does not want you, I want you, for I know you and love you (cf. 49:15). In the moment that I realize this, my life changes: it becomes a response to this love, greater than any other, and thus is my freedom fully realized.