For a Catholic Priest, a vocation is the moment an individual feels the calling to serve God in the priesthood. That calling, as is life, is a journey. An endless web of paths laid out just waiting to be explored. The exact destination isn’t always known and it most certainly doesn’t come with step by step directions on how to get there. It is that fact that makes it so easy to get lost along the way, it happens to everyone. Whether pursuing the priesthood or one’s own goals, it is the trials and tribulations that accompany that journey which make getting to our destinations all the more satisfying.
For 2nd Lt. Tyler Harris and 2nd Lt. Madison Hayes, both Air Force Reserve Command chaplain candidates out of Robins Air Force Base, GA, their paths to the priesthood may have begun with a calling, but it is their respective journeys through life and service that has placed them each right where they need to be, firmly on the road to the light.