Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him:
«You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven;
then come, follow me». (Mk 10:21)
“Jesus has a fondness for young people, as the conversation with the rich young man clearly shows (cf. Mt 19:16-22; Mk 10:17-22); he respects their freedom but never tires of proposing loftier goals for life to them: the newness of the Gospel and the beauty of holy behavior. Following her Lord's example, the Church... looks at you with immense affection, she is close to you in moments of joy and festivity, in trials and in loss. She sustains you with the gifts of sacramental grace and accompanies you in the discernment of your vocation. Dear young people, let yourselves be involved in the new life that flows from the encounter with Christ” (Pope Benedict XVI to the youth, September 2, 2007).
The call to consecrated life comes from a look of love and predilection of the Lord. It reaches the young man or woman in the reality of their daily life and invites them to give up everything so as to have no other concern than to follow the Lord and live for Him alone.
Are you looking for God’s will for you?