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January 28th, 2013

Now What?

 
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Three years after college graduation I found myself in a bit of a situation. I was completing an internship in Ohio. I was looking for a change of scene. I had just broken up with my girlfriend of two years. I was five hours from my hometown in Kentucky. I love my family but I wasn’t interested in moving back. I wanted to serve, but what would be the best way? Somewhere in there, my prayer life began to make me think, “Wait a second, what vocation am I called to?” I mean, did God desire me to be a husband and father someday? Being Catholic, I was also aware that priesthood or religious life was a possibility.

Well, next thing you know I’m on the streets of New York City. I happen to have a camera in one hand and a microphone in the other. I fearlessly went forth reporting for Busted Halo®. Were other young people asking some of the same questions I was? More importantly, how did they go about making the big decisions in their lives? Here are their answers.

 
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The Author : Mark Irons
Mark Irons is just a crazy young man driving the faith freeway. The GPS is pointed toward God, but flashing arrows, smiling faces and drive-thru windows line the road. The off-ramp is inevitable.
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  • karitams

    Hello Mark! Peace and All Good!
    I met you on the WYD Rio2013 and i just want to say thank you for introduce me to the Busted Halo. This site is really so good!
    Well, about my vocation, sometimes I think about the same questions that you wrote here. The WYD renewed my faith and changed many things in me. I believe that God have great plans for each one of us.
    Thank you again Mark. I’m praying for you!

  • pjcooper

    man, I’m going through the same thing, especially with discernment. Did you ever figure out God’s vocation for you? I’m at the point where either my g/f was the “one” for me or I am supposed to become a priest. You are def. not alone!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mark.irons.505 Mark Irons

      I feel ya! Sorry it took so long to respond. Well, I’m neither married nor a priest at this time, so I’m still discerning! As of now I think I’m feeling more of a call to being a husband and father – God will have the final say. Right now I’m just trying to focus on my vocation to be single, and serve with the time I have now. That might help you in your discernment. Sure, God may be calling us to marriage or priesthood/religious life, but we aren’t there yet. Concentrate on pleasing God in all you do, and He’ll lead your future in the right direction.

  • podmandan

    Thanks for this “Now What?” video. I, too just graduated college with a BA in Journalism.

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