Discernment to be a priest

Aeroplane True North

Takeaways from a farewell dinner with a dear friend who is completing his Ph.D. and embarking on priesthood:

(1) the importance of a Marian devotion as a way to Jesus;

(2) when you ask God for direction, He’ll give you clear signals but you must exercise fortitude to follow His will;

(3) fast when discerning a decision as it makes you docile to the Holy Spirit’s promptings;

(4) a spiritual structure/ routine is non-negotiable;

(5) choices are often not made between good and evil, but between good and better;

(6) God uses each of us to benefit the whole. His priestly vocation is the fruit of many in our faith community. He’ll be missed and will be in our prayers!

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