We just received a phone call from Dennis, a consecrated single member of the AFC (an apostolate which our family has befriended for some years). It's been quite a long time since we've had contact with him, and since my parents are out of town right now, I updated him on the family. I want to remember his energetic response at my mention of discernement:
"Every child in the world becomes your child...nothing beats the joy of consecrated life!"
Thanks, Dennis, for your joyful witness!