Let me share a story I recall from my short time as a religious. One of the young brothers came from a large family. He was a little downbeat in his approach, but seemed happy in his own way. His director called him in one day and, in the course of direction, suggested that he challenge his younger brother to consider a religious vocation. “Why would I do that?” he asked. “I love my little brother.” Needless to say, he left that religious order shortly afterwards.
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