In response to a request from a local elementary school, our student government association, known as the Student Assembly, adopted the students of this school for the Christmas season. As this school is located in an impoverished community, our students wanted to ensure that Christmas would be a joyous time for the young boys and girls. The initiative, organization and excitement for this project began with our students and has been carried through to the glorious conclusion by their drive and big hearts. As president, I cannot be more proud nor more grateful for the tangible demonstration of the character of the young men and women that are D&E Senators. Before the presentation to the schoolchildren, I joined a few staff members and a host of students for the gift-wrapping party. The plethora of gifts for the children, coats, gloves, toys etc., had been collected in one place, and the hot chocolate and cookies awaited the wrappers on a chilly evening. As I surveyed the group working collectively for the good of the Randolph County community, I was reminded of what I promised the parents of our first-year students just four months ago. On the day they dropped off their sons and daughters to college, I addressed them and talked about their children discovering their vocation at D&E. Vocation, which literally means that which brings meaning to ones life goes way beyond job and even career. Our commitment at D&E is to provide opportunities for our students to relish the journey of life, and to discover that which fuels their passion for life. In a room strewn with wrapping paper on that Friday night, I saw students enthusiastically participating in an act of caring and compassion.interview questions
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He.iscovered the concept of servant leadership and it has transformed his life. Sayers has argued that “work is the natural exercise and function of man – the creature who is made in the image of his Creator.” 7 Likewise, John Paul II said in Laborem exercens that by his work, man shares in the image of his Creator. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb British Dictionary definitions for vocation a specified occupation, profession, or trade a special urge, inclination, or predisposition to a particular calling or career, esp a religious one C15: from Latin vocātiō a calling, from vocāre to call Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. It seemed to him such an awful thing to mistake one’s vocation. Thus, when they teach with the authority of the Church then Christ teaches; when they absolve sins in the sacrament of Penance then Christ forgives; when they offer the Sacrifice of the Mass then Christ offers that Sacrifice; when they love, support and care for God’s people then Christ is present with his people. It is to be remarked that the candidate for the priesthood ought already to have the virtues required by his state, while the hope of acquiring them is sufficient for the candidate for the religious life . They not only offer their own lives to the Father, as all Christians do, but they also stand before the Church and minister to the faithful as Christ ‘in person.’ Basil, “On virginity”, n. 55, 56; “Constit. mongst We have to believe that God loves us more than we love ourselves and that God wants our happiness more than we want it. There is nothing wrong with planning a career, but God usually has deeper and larger plans than we can imagine.