St. John, whose feast we celebrate today, is an amazing person to look to when discerning a vocation. Why? It wasn't seeing the Babe in the manger at Bethlehem. But John's own words in his Gospel when he arrived at the tomb on that first Easter morning: he "saw and believed." Not swaddling clothes, but the burials cloths are what cemented his faith.
Belief that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, as John so eloquently expresses in the opening lines of his first letter:
As you sit and ponder these words today, ask yourself a few simple questions: how do I see Christ today? how do I touch Him? how do I proclaim His presence to those around me?