Discernment: In the July 22 blog, I invited you to look at your fears about marriage, religious life, priesthood or the single lifestyle. I asked that you identify your fears, ask how realistic each is, whether or not they are, in fact, true, and, finally, reflect on what you learned by answering those questions.
In this reflection, I ask you whether you can overcome the obstacles or fears that surface when you seriously consider entering religious life or the seminary, or when you consider marriage or the single lifestyle. If your answer is “yes,” then how will you overcome that obstacle? Write out your responses and then share them with Jesus. Ask Jesus for feedback.