Is God calling you?
Heavenly Father, I ask for the guidance of the Holy Spirit that I may choose the vocation to serve you best. May the light given to me at my baptism be nourished by the Body and Blood of Your Son, that I may grow in Your knowledge and love. I ask this and all my needs today through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Every young man should be asking himself if he is called by God to lay down his life to take up the life God has prepared for him. If lived, it is nothing less than heroic; if called, there is nothing more suitable for you. Nothing will be as fulfilling, as complete a joy as living out that which was precisely made for you, set aside for you, by God while "you were being formed in your mother's womb."
Take a moment. Take a breath. Take a knee...and pray.
"[Who then is the priest? He is] the defender of truth, who stands with angels, gives glory with archangels, causes sacrifices to rise to the altar on high, shares Christ's priesthood, refashions creation, restores it in God's image, recreates it for the world on high and, even greater, is divinized and divinizes."
St. Gregory of Nazianzus
"Here I am, for you have called me."
Come by and chat a bit with your priest. It could be one of the most important conversations you'll ever have in your life, because it may be the
beginning of your vocation to full happiness.
If you engage discernment and find out that God isn't calling to the priesthood,
then you've gained great knowledge and direction towards the married or religious life;
you've lost nothing.