My point is to not put limits on what God wants for our lives.) Growing in freedom comes through prayer (talking as well as listening), through honest discernment (is this something that I want, and is it what God wants also?
As a result of their baptism, all Christians are called to a life of holiness.
This divine calling, or vocation, can be lived in marriage, or in the single life, or in the priesthood or consecrated (religious) life.
FAITHFUL: All Christians are called to a life of holiness – whether we are called to marriage, single life, or religious life.
Furthermore, our most fundamental call as Christians is for us to LOVE one another.
In our American culture, we have certainly over romanticized marriage and placed too much emphasis on the wedding day.
For some people, marriage is the ultimate “goal” or indicator of “success” in a relationship.
FREE: In the context of Catholic marriage, the question about freedom is whether or not you are free to marry in the Catholic church.
Likewise, in the marriage rite, a couple is asked to freely give their consent.
No one vocation is superior to or inferior to another.
Each one involves a specific kind of commitment that flows from one’s gifts and is further strengthened by God’s grace.
What does real freedom look like in the single life?