I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...
"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe
Monday, January 26, 2015
Answering a Vocation
"It is important that you choose your career with care, so that you may really follow the vocation that God has destined for you. No day should pass without some prayer to this end. Often repeat with Saint Paul: 'Lord, what will you have me do?'"
- Saint John Bosco (1815-1888), Feast day January 31
At the start of Catholic Schools' Week, this quote (which came across my inbox today) seemed highly appropriate. As most Catholic school teachers can tell you, we ain't in it for the money. For many, it is truly an opportunity to answer a vocation and to help nurture the young people in our care to one day answer theirs.
Thank you, Lord, for the gift of Catholic education! Please instill a deep sense of love and faith in the hearts of your people. Please bless all Catholic school educators, administrators, parents, students, and supporters. Give them, O Lord, a sense of fulfillment in knowing they are carrying out your will. Amen.