What it takes
Have you got what it takes? Your question should be, “Takes for what”. What life has in store for you. More accurately, what God has planned for you. Think of your spiritual life. You probably didn’t have much say in your baptism, but your parents did. Matter of fact the priest asks them, “Do you clearly understand what you are undertaking?” And every time they say “Yes!” If it is there first child I just smile. If they only knew. If this is their fifth child for baptism they still say yes but it is a yes with a lot wisdom now in their hearts tied in with a sense of humility. They have been down the road, first communions, maybe even a confirmation. They know the struggles. But they also know they got what it takes. They are still alive. Or better, they have survived (this far).
Confirmation and marriage are two sacraments that clearly need to be thought through. Am I ready for this commitment? Is God in my life that when trials and challenges come my way I know I can turn to him for help and direction? You better sit down and plan the cost if you are going to be a disciple of Christ’s.
May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen