I’m 37 years old and single with no children. I’m currently working at a casino and have been having increased misgivings about the morality of my employment as it relates to my faith. As the economy worsens, I see more and more desperation as people throw their life savings away in hopes of a cash windfall which rarely ever happens.
However, I’m also racked with a mountain of debt and if I were to quit my job I’d surely be facing bankruptcy. There simply isn’t many opportunities in my area for employement offering the salary I’m currently earning.
I’ve been discerning a call to the priesthood for quite sometime now. Given my realistic options, would it be better to quit this job and inevitably file bankruptcy to pursue a vocation as a priest or remain employed in a career field I have moral ambiquity about just so I can continue to make payments on debt?
I haven’t yet spoken to my priest about this, but first wanted to know what advice my Catholic brother and sisters may have. Thanks and may God Bless you.