By Sr. Natalie Sayde Salameh
Called to be Jesus, the fulfillment of the Father’s will,
Called to die to the world, and my selfishness to kill.
Called to be love, in a world full of hate,
Called to be a beacon, who points to Jesus, the Gate.
Called to be light, in a world full of darkness,
Called to channel His grace, in great measure and starkness.
Called to be poor, so that others might be rich,
Called to mend fences, and this world to re-stitch.
Called to be weak, so that others might be strong,
Called to be peace, so that all may get along.
Called to be a chaste, in a world impure,
Called to live humbly, in a way quite demure.
Called to be a lamb among wolves that howl and beat,
Called to be gentle, in a world which considers us weak,
Called to be hope, in a world dark and bleak.
Called to be faithful, in a world of infidelity,
Called to be a safeguard, against our vile enemy.
Called to be obedient in a world which sees us oppressed,
Called to be free and from sin dispossessed.
Called to be merciful in a world which shows none,
Called to be God’s mirror which reflects His Son.
Called to be forgiveness in a world that holds grudges,
Called to be upright in a world that lies and judges.
Called to be the Body that is broken and the Blood poured out,
Called to be Truth in a world full of doubt.
Called to be Jesus, the true light of our souls,
Called to love Him beyond measure, even when dragged over coals.
Called to be Jesus, so let us live up to our calling,
We need not fear He will catch us as we’re falling.
He will pick us up and lead us to heaven,
But in the meantime we are called to be the seed and the leaven.