Contemplation, creative thinking, self creation, false pride, reneging promise, psychotherapy, life coaching

Everyone makes mistakes including big decisions such as entering priesthood and then later realizing it was not a fitting one for one’s emotional and spiritual life. Such a realization should be followed and the previous life decision reneged. It is completely understandable that this happens. And the individual who makes a new decision that better fits his internal life should certainly be forgiven. However, there ought not to be pride or celebration in such a change of course as though decision-making/changing is a trivial matter. This is not a popular view and is often confused with matters of gay rights or the Vatican (as though this view would be in support of the Vatican and its current policies). However, the heart of the matter has nothing to do with either. It has to do with treating one’s vocational decision with the gravity it deserves.