Friday, August 29, 2008

Called to Holiness

Q: My teacher says that we are all called to holiness. Does that mean that we should all be nuns or priests?

A: Not everyone is meant to become a priest or nun. We all have a vocation to be married, single, or a religious (priest, nun, or brother), but we also have a second vocation, one that we all share. This second vocation is the call to holiness. God calls us all to strive for sanctity, to live our lives to their fullest potential in the name of our Lord. To fulfill this calling we must love God, serve God, and know God; this is the meaning of life, the path to happiness, and most importantly the path to holiness and to heaven.