That is the
way many conversations begin—with a phone call.
What about our conversations with God?
How do they begin? Most often
they begin with our making the sign of the Cross, but not always. That is when we call upon God, although, even
in that, that is always first with God’s inspiration. When God wants to talk with us, how does he
begin the conversation?
back on my vocation story—my “call” from God—while it was unbeknownst to me at
the time I do think that the plan was actively put into full motion by way of a
remember the specific hour but I do remember the day. It was January 10, 1987, when, standing
beside the table in the dining room of our family home, I heard the phone on a
small stand in the corner of the room begin to ring. Standing nearest to it, I picked it up and
said, “hello.” After identifying who I
was and saying that my mother was standing nearby I received the word that my
father had just died.