It's curious as we grow older, how easy it is to lose our sense of direction, a sense of vocation, a sense of God's calling us to important things still to be done. Vocations are not just for the young starting out in marriage, a career, or religious life. There's another kind of vocation — a kind of "late vocation" — God's final call to a strong finish. It is God's call to each one of us to grow old gracefully — full of grace — to grow toward Him. God calls us to respond heroically, like Saint Paul, pouring ourselves out like a libation until we can say: "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith" (II Tm 7).