but rather ‘What does God want me to be?” Bernard insists on the dangers incurred by those who have decided to embrace the religious life and still remain in the world. Our mission is to develop servant leaders for the church and the world. It is love that prompts others to embrace the consecrated life or become priests.” God is always with us as long as we keep close to Him through prayer and do our best to live up to His will in the present moment. Alphonsus : that God determines for every man his state of life On the choice of a state of life. If God had given us everything we ever asked for we would be seriously unhappy. However, this does not mean that we always automatically know for sure what we are called to do in life. It keeps inviting us to turn toward God by aligning our will with God’s will.
“Jacques, you were a faithful disciple of Jesus,” he said. The priest’s sister, Roselyne Hamel, recalled his military service in Algeria in his youth, during which he turned down a position as an officer because it might have required him to give orders to kill. She said that once, during his service in Algeria, he had cheated death when he survived an attack that killed fellow soldiers. “He would often ask himself, ‘Why me?’ ” she said, explaining that God had chosen him for a life of service. Lebrun extended his thoughts for the priest’s family. “We only want to surround you this morning,” he said. He thanked those from other religious communities — including Muslims and Jews — whose attendance showed they had “decided to come together, so that this should never happen again.” http://rileypattersonpage.redcarolinaparaguay.org/2016/08/06/critical-details-in-job-hunting-guidance/On Sunday, Muslims attended Mass in churches around France and in neighboring Italy to pay their respects to the slain priest. In the wake of Hamel’s killing, an Italian politician, Lombardy President Roberto Maroni, called for the priest to be made a saint. String of atrocities The killing of the elderly priest in a house of worship rocked France, already stunned by a string of Islamist attacks, including one on Bastille Day in Nice that left 84 people dead. The attack on the priest further strained religious tensions, and raised questions about the government’s ability to respond to the domestic terror threat.
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