Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Some days the yoke doesn't seem easy at all.

"As I write these words, I've been in "the process"--the discernment process, the formation process--for years, I fought entering the process. I didn't want the burden; it seemed too heavy for me. I had reasons, highly sensible reasons, to fight it: time (or the lack thereof), money (ditto), family commitments, work commitments...But when the call is real, it doesn't let up. It wasn’t a question of what I needed, but what God wanted. Sometimes, the process has been incredibly painful. But every time I thought I'd reached the end of my rope, the Spirit threw me another length. When I fully accepted the burden, I understood: when the yoke fits properly, it is carried easily, and with a light step."

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