I am 14.
And I am discerning priesthood. And fatherhood…sort of.
You see, I have SUCH a desire to bring my children up in the Kingdom and Church of Christ.
But what remains to be seem is whether that Kingdom and Church will be a parish with spiritual children and the spouse of the universal church, or a household with biological children and the spouse of a woman.
Both ideas attract me. Whenever I read about the sacraments, the clergy, and the priests, I want to be a priest. When I read of households, the domestic “church and kingdom” of a family, and traditional catholic parenting, I want to be a parent.
So my question is, are there any specific things I could do to discern between these two vocations specifically?
One thing is for sure, from all of this I have learned to look up to and respect my parents and my pastor MUCH more…