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Not Alone Series: Sacrifice for Singles

Not Alone Series: Sacrifice for Singles

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We hear all the time about the call of married people to sacrifice for the sake of their spouses, and we all know parents make sacrifices for their children. Religious sisters sacrifice just by taking vows! But if you don’t have a spouse, a child, a community, or even a pet, how do you build a spirit of sacrifice? How do you determine the difference between selfishness and supporting yourself? What are some ways that you offer sacrifices for the people in your life? (Thanks to co-host Laura and to Katie for the suggestion!)

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I decided to build my spirit of sacrifice by living and being in the present moment.  I believe prayers and attending mass is helpful.  It gives me a sense of hope and love.  I think that as a single person, it is easy to become anxious and nervous about one’s vocation. I have seen people becoming obsessed with it, and I see their unhappiness by fixing the situation.

To determine between selfishness and sacrifices it does take experience, prayers and relaying on your family and friends.  I am very fortunate to have a mother and sister that have looked after me and will express to me when they are concerned.  I also believe that confession is helpful in discerning one’s words and actions.

I have offered money and time.  I know that I have been working on time management . I want to help the church as well as children.

I want to give more of my time on helping children because I feel that often time, they feel lonely and have no one to talk to.  I just want to live and be in the present moment.

Pax,

Guadalupe.

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Greetings, I am a young Catholic Hispanic-American woman living in NYC. I write these blogs as reflections, recollections and memories sobre mi vida. Guadalupe (confirmation name)

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