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Offline Armando

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Giving up something really special...
« on: August 28, 2005, 09:47:57 AM »
A few months I was feeling lost... Or so I thought.
After thinking of becoming priest (one year ago) my life had become miserable...
For the past 4-5 months I couldn't get a girlfriend, I didn't have many friends and I
was feeling so alone. The Sunday Mass was all I had. I thought God did it so I would
get used to the loneliness of the catholic priesthood. So, I had asked God (something I
now wish I never had asked for) that I wanted to lead a normal life and that I didn't
care about priesthood anymore. Now, I will (possibly) become a doctor (physician) I
have a girlfriend and many friends and I spend almost every night out at a nightclub or bar
with my friends and girl. All the clues lead to the fact that I will not become priest
and that I am about to give up something that meant a lot to me. Please...

pray for me. I need it. I am powerless to ask God to take all this away. Deep inside me
I preffered being alone but becoming priest. Please ask God for me, so that He will help me.
Ten years have passed, the girl I loved
is now a woman, but I am still a child...
-Sad-ending fairytale, Miltos Paschalidis

Offline Donna Rose

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Re: Giving up something really special...
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2005, 09:29:39 PM »
prayers - Lord have mercy.
hmmmm...

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Re: Giving up something really special...
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2005, 02:13:27 PM »
Armando:

With all due respect, you paint a bleak portrait of your life. Here are two positive scenarios

#1 You go on to a secular role as a doctor and you work in a profession that brings healing and life to many. You may even join doctors without borders and go to crisis scenes around the world. You marry a lovely women and have lovely children and attend Mass regularly bringing your family up in the faith.

#2 Consider the Eastern Orthodox Church. Priests in this church (my church) marry. You marry a lovely women and have lovely children and attend Liturgy regularly bringing your family up in the faith.

Pray

Lord Have Mercy on you Armando



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Re: Giving up something really special...
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2005, 02:17:47 PM »
Gods will be done....

Leave it to the will of God and God will guide you to the path you need to lead.

I agree, as far as marriage well Orthodoxy offers Priesthood and a Married life.

Lord have Mercy and Guide you on the path that is His Will Only.

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Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

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Re: Giving up something really special...
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2005, 03:24:16 PM »
Armando,

I don't want to divulge too much information, but I've been where you are now and gone through the whole process. More than once!

If God wants you as a priest, you're gong to be a priest. At 16 now, you have a lot of time to discern where you thnk you should be.

Don't put yourself through a lot of anguish over this, but instead pray everyday, and ask the Lord for His help on this question. Wait expectantly, but go on with your life. Have confidence that your answer will come.
"As the sparrow flees from a hawk, so the man seeking humility flees from an argument". St John Climacus

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Re: Giving up something really special...
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2005, 10:21:48 PM »
Well said Chris  ;)
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Re: Giving up something really special...
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2005, 09:57:49 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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