I love being a Priest!

That’s right, I love being a priest!

I am often overworked and underappreciated.  But I still love being a Priest!

Sometimes I am disappointed in my fellow Catholics.  But I still love being a Priest!

Sometimes I am disappointed in my fellow Clergy.  But I still love being a Priest!

Sometimes I am disappointed in myself.  But I still love being a Priest!

Sometimes it gets lonely.  But I still love being a Priest!

Sometimes I wonder if anything I did or anything I am currently doing makes any difference.  But I still love being a Priest!

It is disappointing to fall into sin.  But, after God’s forgiveness in Reconciliation, it is clear that I still love being a Priest!

The vocation takes a lot of sacrifice, a lot of patience, and a lot of persistance, on a daily basis.  These are 3 qualities that I don’t have in abundance.  Despite it, I still love being a Priest!

Getting moved from an assignment is pretty tough to bear.  But I still love being a Priest!

Who knows what the future holds.  I pray that each day, I will still love to be a Priest.

Whatever your vocation is, whether it be a married person, Priest, religious, consecrated virgin, or committed layman or laywoman, to receive that calling with peace is the prescription for being blessed.  God never promised us bliss in this life.  This is the creation of advertizers.  God promised, however, that anyone who has given up houses, children, lands, for the sake of the Kingdom, will receive blessings 100 times over in Eternal Life.  When you open yourself to God’s will, He will undoubtedly plant the seed of a vocation in your heart.  Once planted, please recognize it.  Then, cultivate it through prayer and good works.  Then, prune it through penance.  Let God prune it through laying a Cross on your shoulders to bear.  Then, you will discover the gift that the world cannot give.  You will find the gift of God!

For anyone who is at the stage where they are discerning seminary, or marriage, or a special devotion in the lay life, I am excited for you!  What a wonderful, exciting time!  There will be rough times ahead, to be sure, but don’t give up.  Don’t settle.  Better things are ahead.

Truly love God’s will for your love, and see everything in a different Light.

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About erievocations

I am a priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, PA. I am an Assistant Vocations Director, tasked with the promotion of seminary recruitment. My blog deals with discernment of vocations, especially to the priesthood, as well as our universal call to be holy.
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