I was wondering if anybody could share any philosophy regarding the following topic:
So, I am discerning a vocation to the priesthood, and I currently am dating a beautiful young woman. Last night, we were talking about it and I asked the question, "If I became a priest, would you go to confession to me, or would that be awkward?" She replied that it would be very awkward, and that she probably would not choose me as her confessor. I was wondering what you think of this. Is this for vain reasons? I think that through the Paschality of the dating relationship we would have a greater mutual understanding of paschality in general and, in a sense, the whole meaning of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Especially the aspect of the priest representing the Communion of Saints as well as God in the forgiveness of sins. Any Thoughts?