[quote="Trishie, post:6, topic:247075"]
Pag, sometimes comments over the Internet can sound harsher than they should.
It can be impersonal at times. Not everyone 'gets' where another person is 'coming from'. The poster does have a real point, if not expressed in the same way someone else might.However you are basically thinking Priesthood is the best way/ only real way? to grow closer to the Lord, to become one with God's love, but it can be so any state of life is if you truly follow Christ, if you lovingly serve others, if you fully respond to God's grace in your particular state in life.
God bless you for your desire to come closer to Him, and to live your life more fully in Him.
Becoming holy is difficult in any vocation. Priests have no fewer challenges than married men, different, but many.
I ask Blessed Louis Martin to pray for you. And his wife, Blessed Zelie Martin, the parents of St Therese of Lisieux.
He wanted to be a priest, she, a nun, instead they became saints within marriage, and raised a saint who is also a Doctor of the Church.
May God guide and protect you and draw you deeply into His life
Warm regards, your sister in Christ, Trishie
However, you could consider Profession in a lay/secular Order of the Church,
or as suggested, check out whether you could seek to become a Deacon.
God bless you.
You are right, Trishies. Priesthood is not the only way to become a good shepherd. Perhaps this is not a divine calling. :shrug: I should build a sense of wholeness in marriage vocation instead.
Thank you for your prayer for me to live a true follower of Christ.