The questions we yearn to answer are: "Who am I?" and "Why am I here?" To find the answers, we need to begin with an understanding of the true desires of our hearts and how those desires align with the God who loves us more than we love ourselves.
God has called each of us to specific missions, based on who we are and the gifts he has given us. But how do we discern that calling? We can start with the "classroom of silence"—an exterior and interior place where we can discover the depths of prayer and learn to hear God's voice.
Every baptized Christian is supposed to make the priesthood of Jesus real in this world. However, God calls some men to serve the Church within Holy Orders, acting in the person of Jesus to give the grace of the Sacraments to all. How can young men know if they're called to this special role?
The consecrated life is God's remarkable gift to the Church. To be called to the "perfection of charity" means a life of obedience, celibacy, and poverty in his service. What steps can we take to discern if we are summoned to that vocation?