[quote="jimcav, post:4, topic:201812"]
You say you are passionate, but I see no passion in you whatsoever Dylan.
You seem to be very clinical in your thoughts and very calculating in everything you do. You certainly do think things through, but you seem to do so in a calculated manor. Life decisions over marriage or the priesthood need to be thought of in a more human way, a more feeling way and a prayful way. You don't seem to be praying on this decision at all, just calculating which will be better for your future wife, or better for the parishoners you might have in the future.
It sounds as though you put girls in a line-up and interview them to see if they are worthy of you. That is a poor way to find a spouse. Do you even love the two "lucky" women you talk about, or do they just meet your standards? Do you even love the Church, or are you just going to do everyone a favor by becoming a priest? Because that is the way you come across, like your doing these girls a favor by choosing one as if your on a game show or reality program, or you are going to grace all of us who have lives with no meaning by becoming a priest.
My friend, you need to humble yourself. You need to pray and you need to really start taking your discernment seriously. This is the most important decision in your life, so you need to start acting as though it is....
I have no passion but I think a lot? I think so that I can do the best thing possible with my passion. Once I have decided I will use that passion.
I have now decided what I will do. I just want to work hard so that I can make enough money for the people in the world with no food or water. I will also maybe have a family one day if I can find a women with similar values to me, but the main thing for me is looking after God's special people, because we are all soooooo special :) I will hopefully have high yearly incomes in the future so that I can give more money away :)
I am giving up all of my time and life to do this, so don't tell me that I have no passion. I see many Catholics driving flash cars, drinking alcohol, going on holidays etc. when they could have given that money to help the poor. These people don't realise how special we all are - and that includes the 1,000,000 children who will die from dehydration this year. These people are my focus and are my life - I do this for God who loves them.
Don't tell me I am not passionate when you don't even know me.