Today's Gospel Reading is a reminder for me of what it means to desire to follow Christ as a Religious. I attended a day of prayer yesterday (Perfect way to begin the Lenten season) and Father's theme was all about the cross and its importance. He reminded us that we need to embrace it or risk losing any accompanying graces.
Through prayer, I have discovered what my cross is. I have a tendency to be closed off and be a bit unwilling to share of myself especially when it comes to my vocation. Sure I'm sharing it via my blog but only under a pen name and behind an avatar. For some reason I fear that if I expose all of me then I will be "naked" so to speak and I don't wish to be naked. I am now realizing that the Lord is calling me to give up the comfort of being closed off.
I know and trust that the Lord will make my entrance this year a reality however I have realized that in order to this to become a reality I must do my part and "help" the Lord by sharing my journey openly.
This is truly going to be a task that I need to rely on your prayers for. Please keep me in mind as you offer your Lenten sacrifices. You shall continue to be in my prayers.