Monday, February 27, 2006

Discernment and Footwear

5 Reasons to Test Your Call

Already dedicated to him through Baptism, the person who surrenders himself to the God he loves above all else thereby consecrates himself more intimately to God's service and to the good of the Church.— Catechism of the Catholic Church, 931
An old fraternity brother of mine who was an avid runner and die-hard wrestler had the strange habit of purchasing dozens of pairs of running shoes online. Nike, Adidas, New Balance — you name it, he had it. Most of us just looked at him and shook our heads because we all know the basic wisdom behind, "Try before you buy." Well, the same goes for discerning the priesthood or consecrated life.

"Are you trying to say that the priesthood is like stinky footwear?" Well, maybe not the stinky part, but... yeah. I know, the metaphor might not impress the Shakespeares out there, but give me a chance to explain why the comparison fits. Here are five reasons why you should test your call if you've got a vocational itch.

Please, read the rest here, this is an excellent article!

3 comments:

BWE said...

Hee Hee. Ha Ha. Whoo hoo. Stop. You're making me cry.

Onanite said...

Why would anyone want to join the priesthood in the current climate. I think you are nuts.

Onanite

carlo said...

Great post Matt! Some people should do some praying and studying before making such negative comments when they have no idea what they are talking about.