Men who enter the seminary know they are different than their buddies… faith seems to mean more to them than to many of their friends.
God doesn’t call every man to the priesthood. If those who are called don’t respond, how will our faithful people receive the Eucharist in the future? Men who respond to the call of priesthood do so partially because of a sense of responsibility to their Catholic brothers and sisters.
No matter who they are dating, the job they have, the car they are driving or the house they own, the idea of priesthood keeps popping up in the minds of those called to priesthood.
At their deepest level, men who enter the seminary will often say that serving God and his people are the things that bring them a deep sense of joy.
Fear often accompanies a calling to priesthood….initially, a man begins to think of all the reasons he could never become a priest. But there’s also a thrill at the same time…the thrill that comes when we think, "Maybe I could make a good priest."
Many of those who enter the seminary will speak about having envisioned themselves as being effective at some aspect of priesthood: preaching, visiting the sick, celebrating the Eucharist, working with youth, evangelizing, working with the poor etc.
God often speaks to us through other people. Men who become seminarians, are often told by friends, family members, co-workers or fellow parishioners that they have the qualities to make a fine priest.
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– Matthew 7:7