I have met a good number of people who said that they would never become Catholic and now are. Some are lay leaders in the Church and some are even priests! I have met other people who said they would never believe in God, yield to any religious instruction, or confess to “any man” and now do (and teach others to do the same).
Growing up I never thought I’d become a priest; the thought just never occurred to me. And if you told me in those days that I would one day be a priest, I would have shaken my head in ridiculing laughter. But here I am, 26 years a priest and quite happy, thank you.
“Never say never.” It’s one of those wonderful phrases in which you break the rule in the very act of announcing it. God must laugh when we tell him our plans, and especially when we say, “Never.”
Pray God, though, that we never say that final “No” to Him, and that we never leave our sacred duties. May we seldom say never, but when we do, may it be when it matters.
With all this mind, enjoy this video.