Our constitutions say ‘we answer His call to discover and reveal His love’ Para 4.
It is a call to love people into existence. I'm speaking of a God who is in love with humanity and an invitation to respond in love with an open, compassionate heart. Having walked a path of suffering myself, this is something that is very close to my heart; I want to reach out to the broken-hearted and bring some comfort and joy into their lives, dry peoples' tears, put smiles on their faces and love into their hearts. I want to hold and comfort people while they weep, like Jesus holds me so that they know they are not alone. I want them to know someone loves them no matter what and that they are worth loving. Every person that exists in the world is loved. Nobody is pointless, useless or a mistake.
I am not called to do great things, but I am called to do ordinary things with authentic love and this call is strengthened by the support and witness of my sisters in community. It is an invitation to recognise and own my deepest desire, which is for God alone, to be with Christ’s poor (whoever they are), to love and be loved. To recognise where God is for me today and have faith as to where that might lead, to remember that God is with me, to ask and allow him to help. God is often at work when we do not realise.
I am training to be a teacher, but studying specifically English and Psychology. In the future I want to work more closely with children and young people who struggle to believe in themselves and I want to empower them to realise and fulfil their full potential. Most importantly, I desire to keep saying ‘yes’ to God and responding with an open heart.