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The father in the Gospel is in desperate need of getting help from Jesus to cure his son of the ‘spirit of dumbness.”  (Mark 9:14-29. Monday, Seventh Week in Ordinary Time Year II) He is not ashamed of seeking help or concerned about what others may think. His only concern is his child’s welfare.

The father is heroic in his willingness to help his child and say the most beautiful words to Jesus. ‘I do have faith. Help the little faith I have!’

Men discerning a vocation can’t be ashamed to show their faith, even their little faith. They need to be willing to go to the extreme to discover what the Lord is calling them to in their vocation in life.

Men who sit around and do nothing will never discover their vocation. A vocation is discovered by doing, searching, discovering and especially praying.

Kind regards and God bless

Fr. Eamon Kennedy

1st March 2014