Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Here I am, Lord

Here I am, awake since 4 o'clock this morning, thinking, praying.

Last night was a milestone. I have been talking to Father R about vocation. Last night, he brought it up to the vestry. Their response was largely enthusiastic.

Many seemed to be expecting it. Or at least expecting something -- a discussion about either the diaconate or the priesthood. I've been hearing priesthood. This has been going on for a good five years. Now, I've been hearing 'NOW.' So, the discussions with Father R and going public.

Now, the tough stuff starts, that whole discernment process. Whether the diocese and a parish discernment committee will hear the same call for me remains to be seen.

It's in God's hands. All I can do is be obedient, and pray for the right outcome. I will go wherever God wants me. Or stay.

Keep me in your prayers.


Wormwood's Doxy said...

Prayers ascending, my friend.


Ann said...

Prayers for the journey -- you hear the call and it is true - what the church decides is hard to know - rest in our prayers.

Padre Mickey said...

You're in for a wild ride, sister, but you won't regret it. I'll be praying for you even harder now.

susan s. said...

You have already heard from some who know way more than I do about this, but I think it's wonderful even if Mickey says it will be a wild ride. You like rollercoasters, don't you?

PseudoPiskie said...

Have been going thru this with a close friend for five years now. Not pretty. We will be here to support you no matter what direction you get yanked or pushed. Prayers continue.

Caminante said...

'What a long, strange trip it's been....'

Blessings for however it turns out, wherever it turns out.

May you not go for the nine-year plan as I did.

Lisa Fox said...

Happy for you.

Jane R said...

Amen to that, Lee... Thank you, Pat, for sharing this precious news. As for obedience, be obedient to Godde above all. Many will ask you for institutional obedience as well. Listen for the Spirit and take care of yourself.