As I sat alone in my school chapel early morning, all of a sudden, everything just hit me.
“Wow. My high school years are quickly coming to an end.. And now, I’m almost certain that God is calling me to be a priest.”
Of course, that’s not to say that my desire to enter the seminary has been met with approval. In fact, it’s been quite the opposite.
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to have lunch with two of my friends to catch up with them and let them know how I’m doing.
Of course, when they asked me what I wanted to do in college, they were surprised to hear that I wasn’t really planning on going to college - I wanted to go straight to the seminary. They tried to sound as supportive as they could, but it was apparent that they were trying their best to talk me out of it.
“But.. You’re too young. And you still have many years to think about this. Why do you want to be a priest? There’s just so much in this world to see, and you’re going to miss out on so much if you make that kind of decision. Have fun and live life.”
But it’s funny.. Many thought St. Therese of Lisieux was too young to enter the convent. St. Rose of Lima was ridiculed, even by her own family, because they couldn’t understand her ways. Even St. Clare of Assisi had to escape from her own home to pursue her vocation.