Hello everyone, I am Joel. I have been discerning a vocation to the Latin Rite Priesthood for about a year, ever since I returned to the Church after a three year absence due to various issues within my family. I would like to, as I am always obligated, remind everyone that I know I am not “entitled” to the priesthood and I of course know that it is up to God.
I feel sad, It seems that many people try to turn me down when I say that I feel a calling to the priesthood, even if I state that I know it is up to God, they seem to get mad and lecture me on how it’s not up to me, even if I know that. Honestly, I think it has made me rethink everything. Now I honestly am back to the start in discernment because everyone made me feel like I was wrong in thinking I had a call to the priesthood. I don’t mean to sound stuck-up or anything. I don’t want to seem angry, I’m not. I’m just really confused. I want someone to talk to who can help me?