Here we are in the Easter season—50 full days to soak in the rays of Resurrection grace! It is a blessed time to feel the power of God’s divine life surging within us in an entirely new way.
Well, what does the Resurrection have to do with the concept of vocation? Sometimes it seems as though we have been discerning forever, whatever the life choice in question might be. What religious community to enter, what mission work to sign up for, what to study, who to marry—all of these options weigh heavily upon us, day after day.
A keen observer once said: there is a danger of “paralysis by analysis”. At a time when we feel as immobile as our Lord himself was as he hung on the cross, we can remember that there is hope, there is life after the “death” of indecision! God’s plan is already in progress in us, even when we feel stagnant. Sometimes thinking less, praying more and observing God’s providence in our lives is the way to put our faith and trust into action. For in the end, whatever our path may be, it is Resurrection life, eternal life that God has in store for us!