Deciding what to do with your life is one of the most
difficult things most of us can face. It is a process that
may never be fully complete. How do I respond to the expectations
of my parents and the needs of my future children? What
would I enjoy? What am I really best at? Do I have to make
a choice between work that is meaningful and work that
Many of us spend most of our time avoiding the task, hoping
that something great will come to us down the line somehow.
Others believe that they need not worry about it: if they
get the job that pays the most, the money will prove a
more than adequate substitute for the meaning inherent
in the work.
The purpose of a liberal arts education is to encourage
thoughtfulness and self-reflection, not passivity. Jesuit spirituality and education are about encouraging
people to sort through possibilities and to always seek
the greater good, not settling for less. The purpose of
this vocation initiative is to enable reflection and discernment, without which a Holy Cross
education could not be complete.