“Leave myself open to God’s call. As my Passionist life has unfolded I have come to appreciate how profoundly blessed I am. I have been given so much; natural talents, rich experiences, incredible intellectual and spiritual formation, profound opportunities. I serve God best by leaving myself radically open to his call; I use these gifts best when I freely place them fully at the service of those I am sent to serve. I don’t need to be in any particular place to be happy or fulfilled. I keep myself open to the groups, places and people God sends me to. Each change or move or new ministry has always brought about a significant stretching of my own experience and capacities — and blessings too numerous to count.”

Fr. James Thoman, CP, 3.1.08

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