St. John Chrysostom
The first reading sets forth a pretty tall order for our clergy. Sometimes I am tempted to think that a vocation to the religious life is easy, especially when my own vocation gets a little overwhelming. However, following the path God calls you to is never going to be the easy road, no matter where it takes you.
One more thing: I wonder what happened to the young man that Christ brought back to life. Did he go through surviver guilt and wonder, "Why did I not die? What am I supposed to do with my life?" Did he answer the call to his vocation? Through His death and resurrection, Christ brings me back to life. What a great reminder for me to live my vocation to the fullest today!
Prayer: Father in heaven, thank you for sending your Son to be my salvation. Help me to live as one brought back to life, especially in my vocation as a mother. I ask your blessing upon all of our clergy, especially those studying for the religious life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. St. John Chrysostom, pray for me and for an increase in religious vocations.