Thursday, April 26, 2012

"The grass is brown on both sides"

Fr. Damian Ference does a remarkable job looking at the sufferings that are part of both the vocation to celibacy and the vocation to marriage.
 My terrible habit was to compare the Good Friday of celibate priesthood to the Easter Sunday of marriage. I would think of all the hard things priests had to do and all the sufferings that came with the vocation of holy orders, and then compare that to the most beautiful and wonderful blessings of sacramental marriage. And from my warped perspective, marriage seemed a lot easier.
 Read it all here.

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