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How to Choose the Way We Live Our Lives

As the Vocation Minister for our congregation of Dominican Sisters, I am often asked about how to choose from among the many wonderful possibilities of vocations. It is easy for us to choose when Choice A is clearly good, and Choice B is clearly bad. But it usually doesn’t work that we. We most often make choices from among things that are good. And if they are good, we also know that God is in them. So we are also not making a choice between God and Not-God.

Now much as I would like to tell many gifted, generous, and committed women that the best choice is to become a Dominican Sister of San Rafael, alas, I cannot do that. We only know our own hearts. And, as much as this has been a wonderful and life-giving vocation for me, others have other fulfilling vocations to live.

So how to choose? Perhaps the Sufi poet Rumi can help us. I don’t think I could say it any better!

Let yourself be silently drawn
by the strange pull of what you really love.
It will not lead you astray.

~ Rumi ~

Holy Spirit, draw us.

Posted by opreach on June 7, 2012
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  1. 06/8/2012

    What a truly inspiring blog. I too find God in nature. I live by the ocean, it is night time now.
    My doors are open to the night breezes, the lapping of the waves against the shore, and
    The nightly familiar accompaniment of the sound of crickets. They are all part of the sounds
    Of silence that I am blessed to live.

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  2. 06/8/2012

    Do you mind Sr PT, if I share your blogs with others. They are simply wonderful, you speak God speak, it talks to my soul.

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    • 06/9/2012

      Thank you. I would be honored if you share. I am so glad that the words and images speak to you. Blessings.

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