I heard this statement recently in a presentation on new membership for consecrated life. I have spent some time reflecting on that one statement. It seems to hold true for us as Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph. There are many in relationship with us as individuals and as a community who are inspired by our efforts to live out our response to God’s call. It may not be something that they can articulate. What is it that they experience with us that gives them energy, joy or peace? What makes this relationship different from their family or friends who nurture, affirm and support them. I believe it is that they find us grateful for life. Appreciative of life! They find us “life-giving”! Alive with passion and love! Clinging to Christ the vine who nurtures our own life and our relationship with Him. Life attracts life! I am grateful for the opportunity to examine my own choices. To take time to do the inner work to know that life truly attract life.