Called or collared?

ONE OF OUR BEST MEN is off to a “Bishop’s Advisory Panel” tomorrow – with a view to the possibility of ordination. Please pray for Paul and his family, a wonderful wife and four splendid sons; his faith and theirs are strong and bold and true, and a large congregation here have high hopes that Paul will indeed be called to proceed to training and ordination. But there’s a cost to such a call – one way or another, and though the commitment and courage already shown by Paul’s family is without question, they – and all such candidates – deserve our prayers, our love and our most hearty encouragement. May the Lord of our lives speak clearly in the process of discernment. God bless Paul and his family in the coming days. We love – and are proud of them.