The Call to Religious Ministries
The decision to dedicate one's life to the service of God is a much different one than that of choosing a career.
Selecting a career field—in most instances, an occupation—involves decisions about education, personal skills, preferred job characteristics, desired income levels, and often geographic location. The decision impacts on family life, personal interests and long-
The more important decision in life is, "What will I be?" Everyone is called to be with God, whether married, single, clergy or religious. Some people are called to be with God as a priest, brother or sister. It is not a calling to do anything, go anywhere, or become something. It is a call to a state of being.