Dear brothers & sisters
I am 25 year old male. From my college years, the thought about asceticism and monastery life are on some corner of my mind, but my current religion is not supportive for these ideas.
8 months ago, I’ve completely read Old Testament, New Testament and Qur’an. Based on my life experiences, “Ecclesiastes” chapter reflects my viewpoint about life.
And from a certain point, all I want to do with my life; understanding about God, extending my intellect, having a great wisdom, helping people and becoming a kind of fountain. This fountain of course, performs it’s actions in God’s will and on his serve. With all aspects, my ideas are evolved to priesthood.
I found questioning myself is this just a desire or something like that. During this time, I attend some Sunday services and midweek services. This week, I felt the courage and talked with a priest in person.
I expressed my thoughts to him. Obviously first thing he said is you need to be a Christian. He offered me to visit church, emphasized getting to know each others intentions in no hurry. He also said if I am suitable, he will help me on steps which I need in time.
I will be glad to hear your precious opinions, informations about what I should do etc. and I am open any recommendations about this process.
Thank you for reading and sparing your time