I have been discerning the vocation to diocesan priesthood for about 3.5 years now. I have had several meetings with my church's pastor and our diocese's vocations director. I graduated high-school in this past semester, but I was definitely not ready for seminary.
Last week my best (girl) friend confessed to me that she has feelings for me. Quite strong too.
I like her as a great friend and I have feelings for her too (not as strong thou). Recently I've been getting distracted from my discernment of the religious vocation.
I have heard it said many times (and I agree) that dating is discerning the vocation of marriage with a person.
I am really confused as to the ethical attributes of my situation. I would like to date her ( Not sure if God wants me to thou) but at the same time whenever I think about the priesthood I am happy. I long for the day where I can participate actively in the mass and the sacraments.
I know I am being very hypocritical, but I really don't know what to do I am really confused.
A confused teen discerning