In many discernment passages, it is mentioned that the ‘desire’ to be priest is one of the signs of vocation.
What does the word ‘desire’ mean? Does it refer only to the emotional part of a subjective wish? Or does it refer also to the subjective wish in one’s mind and will power?
For instance, when one wants to become a priest but this yearning is not inciting a lot of emotional response such as intense joy, is this still a desire? Are there any cases when one feels ‘neutral’ and there is no strong pushing or pulling force within his heart? If the idea of priesthood brings no special feelings and the person feels peaceful towards it, is this still a desire?