Discernment: The role others play—As you consider whether or not God is calling you to consecrate your life to the Lord as a woman/man religious, as a priest or religious brother, how are others who are open to religious life and to priesthood as a viable option saying to you when you share that you are considering these vocations? What do your family and friends say? Do they see you as a woman religious, a member of a men’s religious community, as a priest? If yes, why? If no, why? If, maybe, what are their concerns? When you share your desire with a spiritual director and/or a vocation director, how do they respond? Take time to explore the answers to these questions or to broach the subject with these individuals.