The story of the rich young man recounted in the Gospel of Mark is a reminder that every vocation unfolds. It takes each of us time to hear God, to respond, and to fulfill our call. Knowledge of God and love of God are both roots of what it means to believe in God’s plan.

Do I know my vocation? No matter what it is, do I identify myself as called and sent? How do I see God’s plan as my plan? O gracious God, may I hear Your voice today. As I prepare to respond to You, may I listen first.