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Vocation Meditation - June 1

"Everyone who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell - and great was its fall!"

Those who listen to the word of God and refer to it always are constructing their existence on solid foundations. They will not collapse when trials of every sort rain on them; when doubts and fear flood their lives; when the wind of change tests their rootedness in Christ and His gospel of life.

"To build your life on Christ, to accept the word with joy and put its teachings into practice: this, young people of the third millennium, should be your programme! There is an urgent need for the emergence of a new generation of apostles anchored firmly in the word of Christ, capable of responding to the challenges of our times and prepared to spread the Gospel far and wide. It is this that the Lord asks of you, it is to this that the Church invites you, and it is this that the world - even though it may not be aware of it - expects of you! If Jesus calls you, do not be afraid to respond to him with generosity, especially when he asks you to follow him in the consecrated life or in the priesthood. Do not be afraid; trust in him and you will not be disappointed." (21st WYD Message of Benedict XVI)

Vocation Challenge:
Build your life on Christ, your Rock of strength!

Construct your vocation programme!
'Bricks' of listening and living the Word of God make good materials.

For the full Gospel reading for this Sunday, visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops site.

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