We know that God creates every single one of us for a specific purpose, one that only we can uniquely fulfill. For most, that calling is to be married and raise children. For some, it’s to follow the Lord’s voice to a priestly or religious vocation. In either case, bringing children into the world is supposed to include on the part of parents an understanding and generosity that they belong first and foremost to God, and that they (parents) are to guide them carefully toward the fulfillment of their calling. It’s not always easy for a mother or father to “let their child go” when he or she senses a calling to priesthood or religious life. Have you gone through this with a son or daughter? Were you able to actively encourage them on that path? Or was that more difficult for you for any particular reason? Jerry and Debbie look forward to your takes on this topic Wednesday.