From the Facebook page of a friend who was ordained a priest last year:
On the day of my ordination I was made a Priest.
Now I spend the rest of my life becoming a Priest.
Or, as a wiser person than myself has noted:
God loves us into being, and creates each of us for a purpose and a calling. The calling is our vocation, and our vocation is more than our work — it’s more than our doing; it is the wholeness of our being: who we are, and who and what we serve.
“Who and what is being served” is always a good question to ask.
As my friend noted on his Facebook page, we are constantly in a state of becoming. We are, each of us, a work in progress. God is shaping us to become something.
What will it be?
Speaking of vocations…the USCCB blog is running a series of posts on vocations this week. Check out the first posting today, from a young Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist.