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---from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Erie PA
No; it is not yours to open buds into blossomsThis poem reminds me of the fact that vocation is not the work of vocation or formation directors, or of leadership or the sisters/brothers in community. Vocation is a mystery of gift and response and our task is that of a gardener who prepares the soil, waters and tends. Vocation unfolds in the life of the individual in relationship with their God.
Shake the bud, strike it; it is beyond your power to make it blossom.