I am discerning between two vocations in my life right now. Either becoming an attorney or becoming a priest.
Attorney: I have always loved the law and arguing it. I have such a strong desire to argue and debate the law and spend time in the courtroom. Every time I have ever been in a courtroom I have always felt wonderful and almost at home. I also am very brilliant and love to use my knowledge of logic, rhetoric, and philosophy on a daily basis.
Priest: Many family members of mine have expressed that I should discern the priesthood and I have thought of it myself, as well. One of my family members has told me that I am more Catholic than most Catholics they know. I practice a lot of devotions that a priest would from praying the Liturgy of the Hours and rosary daily to having a personal altar set up in my closet that I use to center myself around God. Also, one thing that has been centered and repeated over and over again in my mind is the Psalm response from Mass a few weeks ago, “You are a Priest forever in the line of Melchizedek”
I was wondering if you could give me any helpful suggestions as to discernment or increasing my spirituality or your personal opinion as to what to do. I feel a leaning in the direction of Attorney but I would not want to miss out on the call of God. So, can you please give me some helpful tips or maybe ideas for increasing my spirituality.
On another note, can you give me suggestions other than just “Talk to my Priest”?
God’s blessings be with you all!