I know for a fact that young men are saying no to God regarding becoming priests.
St. Francis, according to Fr. Minelli, was asked by a leader of a Japanese tribe, a man who had heard of God's love for the Japanese, this question: " How come God, if He is so good, as you say he is, has waited so long before making Christianity known to us?" "Do you want to know?" replied the Saint with sadness. "Here is why: God had inspired many Christians to come and announce to you the Good News, but many of the have not wanted to heed His call."
No priests, no sacraments, no Mass, no Eucharist, no absolution of sins, no communities...
The great sin of men who are refusing the call is one of sloth. It is too easy to just be single, go with the flow, live a completely self-centered life.
Those who are answering the call understand that the day of the comfortable cleric is over.
We are fast entering the new Age of the Martyrs.
Where are the real men who will answer God's call?
They have been pampered from birth by misguided parents. They only want to feed their own needs and they do not love God or His Bride, the Church.
Too many are saying no and souls will be lost.....
Yesterday, a priest and I discussed the love of the Church which should be in the hearts of priests.
Where is this bridal love? It is a gift for anyone who wants it. It is Christ's Own Love for all of us.