Wednesday, February 17, 2016
I was a terrible stockbroker but am a rather good teacher as a priest. Both careers involved selling. I am an introvert. I cannot be very public and forthright about something that does not interest me. I cannot fake it. I was not interested enough in being a retail stockbroker. I was good at grinding out contacts because I have that ability to stay at a task, but I was no good at the actual selling of a stock or bond. On the other hand, I love to talk about the contemplative life of prayer, and church history. I have a great interest in these fields, and again, I can do the hard work of understanding some obtuse mystic, and then translating it into words that are more understandable and practical for people with a like interest. I can stand up in public and talk if I am prepared and interested in the topic. Canon Law bored me. It might be important, but not to me. I could never spend time researching or lecturing about it. People ask why I became a priest. One of my reasons is that it is a good fit in what I do, and who I am. I hope your life is a good fit today.