Vocations

How my student’s question during recess made me rethink my life. You’ll rethink yours, too.

Guest post by Bernz Caasi. During break time, a student sat with me in the cafeteria and said, “Sir, I am already fourteen and I still don’t have a girlfriend. I’m already left behind by my classmates.” I thought he wasn’t really bothered by his concern until he continued, “We have the same age, same …

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Discernment Without Labels

Recently, I realise how traditional categories of “vocation”, or “states of life”, can sometimes be a distraction or hindrance to discerning one’s vocation in life. “Single life” seems to carry uncomfortable undertones of being “lonely”, “left on the shelf” or “unwanted”, and therefore cause people to hurriedly and prematurely seek out marriage or religious life …

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