A Kenyan Catholic priest living in Adelaide Australia has shocked many after quitting priesthood for a life in marriage.
The man, going by his Facebook page Simion Mutai made the decision after what he termed as “a personal decision” to start afresh and change the trajectory of his future.
The priest, whose post has gone viral, moved many as he spoke deeply, openly and candidly about his decision, asking his family, friends and fellow worshippers to respect his decision.
Here is the raw unredacted post on Facebook;
“All things are difficult before they are easy.. Thomas Fuller…
You cannot go back to changing the beginning but you can start from where you are to change the ending….
It takes courage to grow up, and become who you, really are..
The changes we dread most contain our salvation…”
To my friends, do not be perturbed, nor confounded by my personal decision to change the direction of my life. It had nothing to do with my church, nor the priesthood, which I cherish very much. Infact, however paradoxical it may sound, it is priesthood and it’s nobility, and sanctity that has inspired me to head into the direction that I have taken. It is priesthood that has actually freed me and made me to look at the multifaceted face of life and the world, and the true meaning of the salvation that we all yearn to attain at the end of times.
It was a personal decision, based on my life and life experience, and my desire, to fulfill what my catechism taught me from the beginning,
” Why are we on this earth?”
And the answer is simple,
” We are on earth, to know God,to Love him, to glorify him,and later go back to Him.” (Catholic Cathechism, article1700)
I have known God more, loved him more, and in ways that are so personal as you can get, and most hard to explain, want to go back to him at my end times..
I am not sure about your personal experience with God. And I cherish yours one. But I have mine, and my experience informs my decisions, and that in order to form a more loving relationship with God, I had to make a leap of faith, that which would make me unpopular, but nevertheless, make me happy and my God. My personal conviction, persuades me, I stand a better relationship with my God, on the pedestal of my new chosen direction…
To all, I ask your respect, even without your understanding, a respect to my decision, and an acceptance to it, even though, it might be extremely confounding to you.
May you pray for me,
As I pray for you
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