freedom

66 | Freedom and Your Awesome Contribution


Making your contribution is… awesome! There’s something about you that’s so unique that only YOU can make that contribution to building up the kingdom of God. As you transform God’s creation, you are transformed. Because you are cooperating with the Holy Spirit that’s working on you even as you work with it to do your special thing. It’s a little intimidating to think there’s a role that is just for each of us, but it’s going to be a role for which we are well-suited to play. Because God knows each of us very well and has some things “planned out for us in advance”. 

As mentioned in the podcast:

Paul: A Biography by N. T. Wright, pub. HarperOne, 2018

Christifideles Laici, An apostolic exhortation by John Paul II, 1988

We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Ephesians 2:10

The Church is like a living body with many very different vocations. Every member offers a totally unique contribution on behalf of the whole body…. The faithful engage in an ever-clearer discovery of one’s vocation and the ever-greater willingness to live it so as to fulfill one’s mission. God calls me and sends me forth as a laborer in his vineyard. He calls me and sends me forth to work for the coming of his Kingdom in history. This personal vocation and mission define the dignity and the responsibility of each member of the lay faithful.

Christifideles Laici, at 20 &  58, paraphrased

If you're liking The
Catholic Midlife Podcast,

Download the free guide:

easy midlife assessment
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.
karen and curtis herbert as a midlife coaches

We are Karen and Curtis Herbert, founders of The Catholic Midlife. Our mission is to spark a catholic midlife renewal and help YOU to step into your next season with purpose, hope, and a clear vision for the rest of your life.

Because the rest of
your life matters. 

Learn more about working with us here:

Subscribe and Listen on Major Platforms