Authentic vocational discernment seeks a proper balance between inward listening to our hearts and outward, socially engaged listening with our hearts to the realities of the world in which we live. These come together in our heart's response to the needs and sufferings of the world. "What matters," writes Jose Garcia, "is that the world should touch the heart and that the heart should go out towards the world."

John Neafsey, A Sacred Voice Is Calling