The calling into the priesthood is a true calling ordained by god which doesn't offer a paycheck nor is it a career but a way of life. Jesus and his disciples never reaped a paycheck from the lord nor their flock, Jesus as well as his disciples where never rich; never even well off, but poor. Jesus as well as his disciples never possess fine garments nor did they all wear the same colored garments, often times men and women deciding to enter the priesthood get the wrong idea about the calling. Both men and women often expect a paycheck for their service from various churches employing newly ordained priests, pastors, as well as ministers while both these same churches and clergy expect to grow financially rich; all the time often letting the poor sit on their doorsteps often going hungry as well as doing without. Such man made laws as the taking of a vow of poverty only lead to enhancing the financial greed and averous of a religious community, clergy and it's churches. Laws such as the man made vow of poverty should be banned so that no religious community, nor clergy, nor church can profit from others only to enhance their coffers and or own pockets. The calling ordained by god should only be a calling of true service given from the heart with no financial and earthly reward except for freely given thank you's and pats on the back, much like Jesus and his disciples often received. We should also expect to work a regular job/career; in order to fund our own ministry and priesthood calling. Many other positions of ministry within a church are often given freely of the heart and devoted service with no financial gain given, why should the priesthood be any different. A true calling to the priesthood is often a difficult road because there has to be a willingness to serve with no financial reward, nor financial compensation received; but only unexpected great heavenly rewards for doing so.
post edited by Ontheroadtothepriesthood - 2014/06/10 17:56:16