How should you proceed?
1. Know yourself
Above all, you must be able to look deep within yourself to come to know yourself better. If you have never done this, the following questions may help you:
- What are you passionate about? What gives meaning to your life?
- What are your good qualities, talents and gifts that can be used for the benefit of humanity?
- Is there a passage from the Bible that speaks to you clearly about your life?
- Do you know any individuals who dedicate themselves entirely to the service of others?
As you deepen your awareness, you will begin to recognise a golden thread of conversation with Somebody.
If these questions deeply appeal to you, search for a course of spiritual exercises which will help you deepen this experience.
A vocation to join the Society of Jesus will come to light once you experience the love of God through his forgiveness and through your desire to remain close to Him. Your life will no longer seem futile, but will shine with His light because He has forgiven you. You will notice this change because the way you perceive the world will change: everything will become infinitely lovable. The Holy Spirit gives you the added grace to realise that it really IS possible to love: you will feel totally loved and you will want to love in return.
3. Make an option
While being accompanied by one of us, you will be able to explore your desire to ‘remain with Christ’ and take a look at the way in which the Society of Jesus does this. During this process, which can take up to a year, we will discover together whether this desire of yours to join the Society is a realistic one. As we accompany you, you will learn more about our style, which does not direct or impose, but respects each person’s freedom and looks for what is best for you.
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