I think most people get up in the morning and the first thing they do is look out the window to check on the weather. With just a quick glance we determine if we will wear a coat, a raincoat, a winter coat, or no coat.
The Boy Scouts have something called a Weather Rock. It is a rock suspended with three sticks as a tripod. If there is snow on the rock, it is snowing. If the rock is wet, it is raining. If the rock is dry there is no rain or snow.
The weather is not the only event that causes us to make instant decisions. Getting kids ready for school, breakfast, cars out of gas, garage doors that do not open. And many more decisions are made in a hasty fashion. If only we could respond to God’s call as quickly. What is holding us back?
St. Paul explains the foundation for determining a calling from God. First, we are to bear with one another. Accepting talents, faults, joys, and sorrows. We are to be one in the Spirit as we have all received the same Spirit. We are one in the Body as we are all baptized into Christ. We are one in the hope of resurrection.
We stand together in one faith. We believe in one Lord and father of all, God. Our calling may be to different activities in our life here on earth, but we are all called to be one in the Lord. This oneness is unique to all Catholics. It is our calling.
May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen