And thus we arrive at conclusions which agree with those of Cornelius à Lapide in his commentary on the seventh chapter of I Corinthians, and which recommend themselves by their very simplicity. A career or a profession is something that you have in order to support yourself and to contribute in some way to the good of the society. It is love that prompts others to embrace the consecrated life or become priests.” The difference is how each one does this. They not only offer their own lives to the Father, as all Christians do, but they also stand before the Church and minister to the faithful as Christ ‘in person.’ xv P.L., LXXVII, 603; St. The people who live religious life are called “Religious”. http://jacefisherhouse.helphealfran.org/2016/08/07/recommendations-for-handy-plans-of-interview/Alphonsus : that God determines for every man his state of life On the choice of a state of life. We derive our knowledge of the will of God, that will which demands our obedience, which approves some of our acts, and esteems some more highly than others, from Holy Scripture and Tradition, by making use of the twofold light which God has bestowed upon us, faith and reason.