This morning during my class with the first years, I spoke to them about the need of a long term plan. During the course of my explanation, I also told them clearly that if any of them has 'ordination' or 'Priesthood' as their long term goal or plan, then they are wasting their life. A real long term goal has to answer the question, 'What is it that you want to do with your life?' This can very well be answered in the most vague terms or can be very specifically answered with concrete action plan laid out for short terms. I believe, unless this long term plan is in place, we will be taking many short steps, good steps maybe, but something that will only lead us in circles or no where. In order to be on a steady path, we need to know where we are headed to or at least, in which direction we are going or for what purpose.
Only he who has the answer to the 'Why?' (at least makes a valiant effort at knowing the answer) will be able to live the petty 'why's that keep cropping on our journey.