Hi, over the Lenten season I have had returning thoughts of discernment. It started out about a year ago with looking at who I am and my worth. I continued to question the meaning of my life. I searched it through many religions. I however, on Ash Wednesday after over seven years away from the Church attended Mass. It was one of the greatest feelings in my life. Over the next couple of days it brought great clarity to whom I am. I work at a behavioral health center. I saw the love and power of God that gave hope to the patient’s. In addition, using my past knowledge from Catholic school I sat and prayed with these patient’s. I looked at other moments in life where I loved talking to people and showing empathy. I realized I love God and I love sharing his love towards others. I felt my heart was open. I prayed, started attending mass on Sunday. Now making effort three to four times a week. In addition, trting to participate in Church activities.
I feel I have ways to go. I never was Confirmed know will be a big step. In addition, haven’t neen to Confession. I feel toughest choice is I mention to my current girlfriend about considering Priesthood. With current thoughts of Priesthood my girlfriend Jan stated I be taking advantage of her being with her and these thoughts. I know how right she is. Working on having Faith in God’s will that it will work out.
I appreciate the feedback
May God bless you