lit lantern

I opened, one day, the Epistles of Saint Paul to seek relief in my sufferings. My eyes fell on the twelfth and thirteenth chapters of the First Epistle to the Corinthians. I read that all cannot become Apostles, Prophets, and Doctors; that the Church is composed of different members; that the eye cannot also be the hand. The answer was clear, but it did not fulfill my desires, or give to me the peace I sought. Without being discouraged I read on, and found comfort in this counsel: “Be zealous for the better gifts. And I show unto you a yet more excellent way” (1 Cor. 12:31). The Apostle then explains how all perfect gifts are nothing without Love.

At last I have found my vocation. My vocation is love!