Reflection by Aspirant Enzo Ferraris
In the words of Br. Mandy Dujunco, “A vocation doesn’t start when you meet your first De La Salle Brother, it instantly starts when you first came out of your mother’s womb”.
Vocation starts when we are being molded and being equipped to become persons with compassion and kindness in our hearts and minds. The dialogue with the Brothers made me realize a lot of things about a Brother’s vocations story, commitment, and the choices they make as they journey through life.
During the dialogue with the Brothers, we talked about their vocations story and the challenges they experienced in their life as a De La Salle brother.
I was really struck by the stories Br. Mandy told us, especially when he told us his parents were not that supportive when he told them that he wanted to become a De La Salle Brother.
It wasn’t that easy for Br. Mandy to be open to them and to gain their support, but he eventually mustered the courage to tell them face to face about his decision.
This leads me to my second point about commitment. It is a big factor when one is choosing his/her own vocation in life. When committing, we must be ready to fight for our passion and for what we love may it be in the married life, single blessedness, or religious life. Commitment entails us that we must give our 100% in the choices we make in our life, and every choice we make has its own consequences or results. We just need to reflect and know which result or consequences we can live with and adapt to.
In our life’s journey, we are bound to undergo in a series of “yes-es”. In the middle of this series of “yes-es”, we are bound to find our passion and vocation. Getting to know our vocation, we get to know more about ourselves and we get to reflect and decide what we want to do with our lives. We would have a chance to do something meaningful in our lives that could one day affect the life of people around us.