Actually I was agreeing with you, but with a different thought.
I was agreeing that a person – man or woman – who feels called to a certain
vocation SHOULD NOT allow themselves to be pressured to give it up just because
of the negative attitudes and behavior exhibited toward them by others.
Look at Francis of Assisi [1182-1226], barely 22 years of service in the Lord’s Vineyard
after he became converted. Giving up his family business, money, comforts. But LOOK
at what the WORLD gained because he did. His life is STILL encouraging persons to
join Christ in service – and this is 2018.-- 7 Centuries. And we STILL celebrate his life.
Look at what the WORLD would have lost if he had taken the PRESSURE and said NO
to God’s Spirit.
I have his prayer on my refrigerator and repeat it every day. Praying with him after
Mother Theresa. What would have happened if all she did was look out her convent
window at the suffering ones in India outside her convent. And had NOT stepped out
the door to bring them a little food. The power of her influence would NEVER been
felt in the world.
What if Mary would have been intimidated by the men at table with Jesus, and never
broke the alabaster box of ointment on the skin of Jesus. This story has been told for
Men and Women all doing small acts. Growing into something that blesses the WORLD.