So, I have a question to pose to you.
Would you enter a community where you were the youngest by 20 years?
And should it be a factor in your discernment?
God has placed this question on my heart lately.
I have felt him asking me to post my thoughts on the subject.
So, here goes:
When I was discerning religious life, i was faced with this dilemma.
I could enter a community that had people my age or closer to my age.
Or, i could enter a community that had no one my age.
As you can guess, for those who know me, i entered a community that had no one close to my age.
As i made that decision i felt that God was asking me to put myself and my future into his hands.
i felt him tell me that i needed to TRUST that he would provide for me.
And God has definitely come through on his end of the deal. Doesn’t he always anyway? 🙂
Although no one close to my age has entered, i am extremely happy and find my life with my sisters very fulfilling.
Age really has not been a factor in my experience of religious life.
What do you think?