An old Cherokee was teaching his grandson about life. “There is a fight going on inside every person,” he said to the boy. “It is a fight between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?” The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
One way of “feeding the wolf” inside of us is by having conversations with others. You probably can recall this chat with your friend(s) that altered the way you understood something, maybe your eyes were opened by other, it may even have changed your life for ever. In having heart, mind and spirit conversations provides an opportunity to get to know each other, to shine the light on certain positive life values where we can create a habitual culture around it. And more you talk about it, reflect and ponder on it, it then becomes a habitual positive part of your life.
Many great conversations happen over a cup of coffee. So, let’s talk vocations! In the spirit of creating and cultivating the culture of vocation, we invite you to a virtual “Vocations Café”. It’s not a webinar or an online lecture… Vocations Café is a conversation! We will invite people from different walks of life: religious brothers and sisters, priests, married couples or persons embracing single life. Remember a Vocation is our answer to God’s call and we all have a Vocation. It’s where we find our purpose and meaning in life.
Vocations Café is not a scheduled event. It happens when someone says; “Let’s have a cup of coffee”. It will be LIVE streamed on OMI Lacombe Canada Facebook Page www.facebook.com/missionaryoblates and it will provide an opportunity to ask questions and fully engage in the conversation.
The first Vocations Café will be aired on Wednesday, July 29 at 3pm Eastern Time. I will be having conversation with Sisters Poor of Jesus Christ, who serve the poor and marginalized in the inner-city of Hamilton, ON. Check out a preview of the Vocations Café here: https://www.facebook.com/missionaryoblates/videos
Let’s pray for and encourage Vocations to the religious life and priesthood.
Fr. Jarek Pachocki OMI