I talked to Professor Mike Hebbeler’s senior-level course on discernment and vocation Friday at the University of Notre Dame. I said that we, so often, have a neat, rational set of plans for our future based, well, on our own will. When, it’s my belief, we should be praying in earnest for what God’s will is for our life. Now while that’s a lot riskier, I told the students it is the essence of what will change our world. One of the students, who was on a fast track to become a doctor, said he’s discerned he should take a couple years off to do volunteer work in Latin America. And that’s what he’s going to do. We need a whole lot more of that.