I ran across this great video today from the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City. It is a wonderful look at vocational callings, not just to the priesthood but to other careers and life situations as well. A dancer, a priest and even a professional baseball player all discuss how they are using God’s gifts in their lives to serve his people.
So often, in my own life, I question my calling – am I responding to God in a way that is good and pleasing to Him and helpful to others? Sometimes, I think it is very amusing that a person my age could still be asking herself, “What does God want me to be when I grow up?” This video is a helpful guide to examining our response to His Callings. I also think this film would be great to share with our children, in our families and religious education classrooms.
Here is a bit of “official information” about the video:
A collaboration of the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph and award-winning documentary filmmaker John Altman, the documentary explores the inspirations and motivations guiding each subject.
“All around us in our daily lives, we come into contact with people who seem to be, somehow, more grounded than others,” said Diocesan Vicar General Msgr. Robert Murphy, executive producer of the film. “Many of them view their careers not as a series of decisions they have made, but a response to an invitation and an acceptance of a calling,” Father Murphy said.
Among its subjects, Callings explores how faith moved Major League Baseball’s Mike Sweeney, civic leader Alvin Brooks, and marine biologist George Keiffer.