He has a plan for your life. And he is calling you to be a saint. I never thought I would be writing into a podcast, but yet here I am! You have brought so much light to my life and have helped me apply my Catholic faith to my daily life. Ok, here's my question. I'm probably the most single person you could ever meet.
James - If any of you lacks wisdom, you should - Bible Gateway
As the managing editor of a Catholic dating site, I see three big problems in the dating world …. The single people of faith that I know, especially Catholics, want someone who will be in it for the long run — marriage for life — with all the sacrifice it entails. And they want this to be on the table from the very start. I have found that in big single Catholic circles people are so aware of commitment that asking someone on a date is sometimes perceived as akin to a marriage proposal. The only explanation I can think of for this scenario is that Catholic culture has tried to swing so far away from the secular world of hook-ups and serial one night stands that it has found itself in a weird commitment-heavy wasteland, where single Catholics are stuck forever chatting in group settings with nary a chance of a one-on-one date until both are assured the other is very interested. You go on a date and leave more confused about the whole thing than before. Or you text and text and text, but never actually meet up in person again.
He has a plan for your life. And he is calling you to be a saint. Hey Fr.
Discernment refers to the ability to grasp, comprehend, and evaluate clearly. When we understand discernment in this way, we see that it is more than a rite of passage that every Catholic must go through before they either get married or join the religious life. Although discernment would be intensified as a precursor to any major decision, it is not finished after the decision has been made.