Other.riters, such as Gary II, n. 148-50, after having stated that it is a grace fault to enter the religious state when conscious of not having been called, correct themselves in a remarkable manner by adding, “unless they have a firm resolution to fulfil the duties of their state”. The tool was tremendously helpful as I was struggling with discernment to religious life. A profession or a career always has a horizontal dimension. http://aimakaylamartinez.denaliinstitute.org?p=212When he felt he had hit a wall in his working life, it was prayer, Scripture, reflection and the counsel of fellow believers that led him in a new direction. “They have Moses and the prophets”, said Christ in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus Luke 16:29, and we have no need for anyone to rise from the dead to teach us our duty . goshes graduates work at jobs; they have careers; but they also pursue a vocation. “a calling,” from vocatus “called,” pp. of vocare “to call” see voice. They administer the sacraments, they are responsible for the instruction of their people, they are close to them in their lives and trials, they counsel, forgive and serve constantly, heroically, patiently.