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Vocation Grows in Silence

Grassroots Films, the makers of the much anticipated upcoming film The Human Experience, previously made an 18-min short film called Fishers of Men, a documentary for those considering entering into the Catholic priesthood. It is very moving and it reminds me of the sanctity and honor of the vocation Jesus has prepared for His servants. You can’t not respect the Catholics for their seriousness and solemn attitude in this.

Although there were times when I wanted to give up, there is always this gentle affirmation from God that kept me going forward. I always keep worrying about my abilities, my weaknesses, and my worthiness, but God keeps telling me: “It’s not about you, it’s about Me. Just come follow Me.” I hope I can live up to this calling that when I get ordained, following Him daily into servanthood.

If you look at nature and the way things grow, they grow in silence. You look at the trees and the flowers, and even at human beings, they grow in silence. A vocation is very similar. A relationship with God is very similar. And it grows in silence, in an environment where one’s inner ears are opened to hear God who only speaks in silence.” (@5:22)

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  1. L says

    You’ll always be in my prayers, my friend. 🙂

  2. Edmund says

    Anson, the way I see it… your sense of inadequacy will always be there. Don’t fight it, in fact, this is what keeps you going, and keeps you in His right track.

  3. Anson says

    Thanks for the encouragement and prayers, my brothers!