a strong impulse or inclination to follow a particular activity or career. a divine call to God’s service or to the Christian life. a function or station in life to which one is called by God: the religious vocation; the vocation of marriage. 1400-50; late Middle English vocacioun < Latin vocātiōn- stem of vocātiō a call, summons, equivalent to vocātus past participle of vocāre to call see Kate 1 + -iōn- Zion Examples from the Web for vocation Practical Ethics William Dewitt Hyde It was simply a change of vocation, and there still remained a market for grain, hay, straw and other produce of the farm. For God often suggests plans which He does not require or desire to be carried into effect, though He is preparing the reward which He will bestow on the intention and the trial. pope Francis, Address to Seminarians and Novices, July 6, 2013 Catechetical Series on Vocations The USC CB is pleased to highlight various ways that vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life can be promoted by featuring resources that are currently used by archdioceses and dioceses throughout the United States, or available through various organizations. These rules are sufficient for a decision to follow the evangelical counsels, as they may be practised even in the world. Our future is not a maze, in which we must guess at the only right path to lead us to the only right destination. Home PageIn the case of most men, no Divine decree, logically anterior to the knowledge of their free actions, assigns to them this or that particular profession. Finally, it is important not to compare the value of different vocations but to appreciate the value of each one and to discover which one is right for you. Individual vocations vary between being single, married, consecrated, religious or a priest.
4, 2016 / Christian Newswire / — Amid ambivalence about the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, there is a greater need than ever for young Christians especially to advocate a thoughtful Christian public witness. Many young Evangelical Christians are especially distressed by the absence in this campaign of advocacy for sanctity of life, marriage, healthy families, religious liberty, the persecution of religious minorities abroad and other pressing social problems. IRD President Mark Tooley urges young Christians with a political calling to shun despair and renew their passion for reforming society based on a Christian anthropology affirming dignity for all persons. IRD President Mark Tooley commented: “The current presidential campaign and political climate are justifiably discouraging to many Christians, especially young people, many of whom wonder if they in particular or Christians in general are relevant in American public life. “The calling for Christians to witness to justice in every society is for all times and places, from China to Latin America, and certainly for American in 2016 and beyond. “In many ways a robust Christian social witness is needed now more than ever. interview skills healthcareMany old ways of Christian political activism have failed or no longer work. A return to first principles of Christian teaching about the vocation of government is needed to address the future. “Christian institutions, especially Evangelical, must show leadership by rediscovering the riches of Christian political traditions for equipping young Christians today to address the challenging years ahead.”
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