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To: NYer

Doesn’t God already know who’s going to join the clergy and who’s not?


4 posted on 01/11/2008 10:02:05 AM PST by stuartcr (Election year.....Who we gonna hate, in '08?)
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To: stuartcr

Maybe He knows that the prayers of the faithful are among the tools He will use to call them into the clergy ...


6 posted on 01/11/2008 10:22:17 AM PST by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: stuartcr
Ein sof.

"If I knew God I'd be Him."

I suspect He knows, but we all, being mortal, must yet listen for that "still small voice".

7 posted on 01/11/2008 10:57:15 AM PST by onedoug
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To: stuartcr
Doesn’t God already know who’s going to join the clergy and who’s not?

As Catholics we believe that God gives us the gift of free will. From one moment to the next, we make choices that determine our destiny.

16 posted on 01/11/2008 6:23:40 PM PST by Barnacle ("We need to move away from the Kennedy wing of the Republican party. Duncan Hunter)
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To: stuartcr
Doesn’t God already know who’s going to join the clergy and who’s not?

Of course, since He's omniscient; He knows who is going to respond to His call and who is going to reject it. Out of His great love for us, He gives us free will to respond or not.

18 posted on 01/11/2008 6:38:37 PM PST by ducdriver ("Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance." GKC)
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