Friday, May 30, 2008

Put it in the bulletin

I'm apparently on a vocations kick lately. So be it. Servant and Steward has a reflection I want to see printed up and put in bulletins. Come to think of it, I want to see this type of writing periodically from priests all over, stuffed in bulletins, handed out or even just mailed randomly. It's been said time and again the single greatest reason men don't consider the priesthood is simply "nobody asked". It's time to remind them that they're asked by God, and asked again by each of us to at least consider it.

And hey, while we're at it, let's not stop with priests - we need consecrated religious talking openly and honestly about their vocation. If Thomas Merton could write that much from a religious enclosure, certainly an occasional couple of paragraphs wouldn't be a crazy idea. After all, if nobody asks, who can answer?