I believe that choosing your state of life is one of the MOST important things that you will do in this life and so it should not be taken lightly or done with hast. I have done a lot of thinking about this topic as the coordinator of servers and a delegate for our youth group at my parish. I am often told by those around me that I “should become a priest” or that I “could have any girl I wanted”. It is proper in these situations to listen to the advice of my spiritual director and the voice of the Holy Spirit. Good decisions come over time and with much thought and not in the middle of the night (unless you are St. Francis of Assisi or St. Dominic Savio). 😀
If I am to be a good father and husband then vocational discernment is just as important as if I am to be a servant of God as a priest married to His bride the Catholic Church.
May the Peace of Christ be with you in this Lenten season,
February 17, 2016