What if I don’t join a religious order? For so long, a few years now, this has been my goal and now I don’t know anymore. So many things have changed. My sister is married and is with child. I’m older and I’ve visited the orders I’m interested in. I feel unbelievably lost all the time. I’ve told so many people that my plans are to join and now I’m worried the only reason I’m still considering joining is because of my pride, and not wanting to disappoint the people I love. Don’t get me wrong, most of my family don’t want me to leave them, but wouldn’t get in my way.

My sister (one of my 6) made such a tempting offer a short while ago to me. “Open a restaurant with me.” To fully explain how tantalizing this is I would have to delve into te depths of…

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