My vocation, or at least what it seems to be at the present, is a vocation to the single life. I know most people associate vocations with religious figures such as priests, religious sisters, monks, etc., but truth be told vocations come in all forms. I learned this while in grade school, but I never fully understood that until I was in college/university. I also still am discerning my call in this world.
I am torn between serving God as a lay person (non-ordained) and religious (or ordained) life. I had considered many times about joining a convent or a religious order. I had thought about the Sister Servants of Mary and even more recently considered the Daughters of Saint Paul. In any event, I really had no idea what to do. I finally have prayed long and hard and think that now maybe my call is to be a lay person who uses technology to help others see God in all things.
I also noted earlier today when I was speaking with Catherine (my boss at work), that I see God in everyone. This was a very hard thing to do especially because I had a rough day at work today. I came home 2 hours early and had a tough customer who wanted their order made before I took their money. I don’t know what difference it made; they were going to get their smoothie at one point or another. At any rate, I then left the register to make the strawberry banana smoothie and returned to find the person had the exact coinage ready for me. When I told Catherine about seeing God in everyone she replied with something that made me both laugh and yet cry. She said, “I see Satan in everyone!” I wanted to say, “You what?!” but I refrained from saying that and instead let her explain on her own terms. I guess it’s just she sees the worst in everyone until proven otherwise and just wants to punch someone sometimes. She had a very difficult customer who wanted to just pick up a cookie cake today and didn’t want to wait around to have it custom-made. I mean come on! Who wouldn’t want their cookie cake personalized? She thought we had cookie cakes just sitting in back waiting for someone to pick up. Seriously?! That’s just weird in my opinion. Anyway, in the end the customer ended up picking out a dozen and a half cookies and a cookie cake slice.
I guess I’ll end this entry here and just say, whatever your vocation is I hope that you remember to thank God for enabling you to help spread His love to others in whatever way you can!