All of us know that we MUST follow God’s plan. But sometimes it is rather hard to accept it, especially when it is exactly opposite to our intention.
I have a friend who is eager to enter a medical school. Being a physician has always been his dream, since he thinks that this is the way he can fulfill his Catholic faith - of course, being a doctor also means financial stability and social prestige, but his primary concern, I can see, is still the fulfillment of Catholic faith.
However, he did not receive any interview for medical courses and felt down. He called me but I didn’t know how to answer.
Actually, I feel bad for my friend. He is a diligent and responsible guy and in the past topped the class. I really feel his passion for a medical career. Moreover, his family is in financial plight, which further adds to his earnest wish to be a doctor and have a stable income.
My friend has been admitted for a Master degree in Biochemistry, but he still wants Medicine.
So, how to respond to my friend? How to discern God’s plan? How to imitate Our Mother Mary’s humility?