"When he saw the crowds, he had compassion
for them, because they were harassed and
helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Then he said to his disciples, 'The harvest
is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray
therefore the Lord of the harvest to send
out laborers into his harvest.'" 1
The Call of Vocation
Vocations are the fruit of prayer:
Reflecting God's life from within;
Disbursing His grace with great care;
According to His plan and whim.
Vocations are apostolate:
Attending to the soul in need;
A presence to the desolate --
His Spirit's made concrete in deed.
Vocations bind us to His will:
He leads us gently by the hand;
We walk through wilderness uphill --
A desert road to promised land.
Through desert nights, cling to His
He'll chart the way through drifting
(c) Paul Buis, 2002
1. Matthew 9: 36-39