The Exodus - a fundamental experience of every vocation
Pope Francis writes: "On this 52nd World Day of Prayer for Vocations, I would like reflect on that particular “exodus” which is the heart of vocation, or better yet, of our response to the vocation God gives us.
For the Pope, the Exodus is not only the name of the historic process of Israel being liberated from slavery in old Egypt, but also the attitude needed to live the Christian vocation today:
"At the root of every Christian vocation we find this basic movement, which is part of the experience of faith. Belief means transcending ourselves, leaving behind our comfort and the inflexibility of our ego in order to centre our life in Jesus Christ. It means leaving, like Abraham, our native place and going forward with trust, knowing that God will show us the way to a new land."
The complete message of the Pope can be downloaded in several languages: