Do our opinions about vocations developed in this early 21st century reflect our times, the culture of youth, women in the Church, and our own admissions of racism? Would you say that our vocation ideas are robust, formed by conversations with our friends and challenged by those who disagree? Have we found inspiring articles or are the authors just saying that we are in a time of transition?
We knew that.
Do we opine, “Let’s see where this ends up” … and sit back to observe?
Or do we say, “Life seeks more life. Let’s reimagine the future”? If the universe is unfinished, surely we SNDdeNs are too. We still thrill to Julie’s call of “only the poor, only the poor.” So where will we find workers for this vineyard? And will we be open to what these new workers look like?
In our times glaciers are melting. Years before, people saw ice caps. Years following, people will see bare mountain tops. It is we who have been entrusted to see the change. We feel the acute loss and have the opportunity to create the future.