Yea, the house now has new owners - they got the keys yesterday. What a relief.
I'd like to clarify my "Been on my mind" post: This post was something I needed to express and put "out there" but I already knew the answer. You cannot not be you and still make a good priest.
Even though I can't discern in my community, they validate me all the time in big and little ways. Too many people I respect validate that they can see me "in minstry," or "as a priest." And those are truly wonderful gems. But the ones that truly sparkle are the shared words that come from moments of being together.
So, what I'm saying is that "you" saw a glimpse of my insecurities and fears - that I am not good enough.
And well...phooowwwiieee on that.