In our secular society people prepare for Christmas by spending large quantities of money on presents and food for an event that only happens for one day. We as Christians believe that Christmas is the day when God became man and this Child was destined to be the Saviour of the world. This could only happen after the yes reply that the Mother of God gave at the Annunciation.
On anyone’s journey towards priesthood there is a constant questioning about whether this is exactly what God wants me to do with my life. After speaking to many priests they all seem to give the same type of answer, which is that this does not stop when you are ordained but stays with you all of your life.
However, at Christmas we can have joy and thanks for the acceptance of Our Lady’s gift of having trust in God that whatever the future may hold, I will continue to follow Gods will before my own.
If you feel that God is calling you to priesthood then all you need to do is answer those feelings with a simple YES. Then you will start on a journey that will lead you to meet people you never thought you would meet and go to places you never thought you would go.
3rd Year Seminarian
Archdiocese of Liverpool