On the Road Inspirations

Paul Keggington

January 26, 2009

It is said that St. Francis spend one third of his time in contemplative prayer, one third of his time living the Gospel [serving others], andfrancisordersaintsweb.jpg another one third of his time going from one place to another. The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Vocation Directors offer the first of a series of ‘On the Road Inspirations’ gleaned from their experiences. Sharings from other travelers are welcome.

Francis: Be conscious, O man [woman], of the wondrous state in which the Lord God has placed you… (Admonition V)

Scenario of the Car

When one is in one place, one is not in another place. (WI vs AZ)

There has to be movement to get from one place to another.

Life Illustration

Young woman announces that she is seeking to know God’s will if she is called to be a Sister. (Car engine is running.)

One Year Later…

Young woman is still announcing that she is looking for God’s will if she is called to be a Sister. (Engine is still running, but the car hasn’t moved.)

Why hasn’t she moved? Does she really want to get to another place? Spent time in prayer? (Is there air in the tires?) Has she spoken to a spiritual director? (Checked the oil?) Visited a specific community of Sisters? (Do the lights work?) Gone on retreat with other young women thinking about doing the same thing?(Is the gas gauge close to empty?)

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