“What do I want to be when I grow up?” It’s the question children love to ponder (and act out) at an early age.
Here is a question we parents might want to ask ourselves: “How can I gently and lovingly help my children discern what God is calling them to be?” And here’s a beautiful answer: Read So Many Ways to Be Holy: A Child’s Book about Vocations with your child.
Charming pictures of children playing dress-up capture the joy that is to be found in all kinds of lives of service—from being an artist, a doctor, or an astronaut to becoming a priest, a brother, or a nun, and more! For each occupation, your child will learn the patron saint who would protect and guide them to use their talents for the glory of God! Did you know that the patron saint of scientists is St. Albert the Great? And what about the patron saint of farmers? Dancers? Cooks? Firefighters, truck drivers, or...?
After sparking the child's imagination, the book closes with this sweet prayer:
God, send your Holy Spirit to help me become the person you made me to be; to listen for your call; and to answer with a glad heart. Amen