I am not perfect. I am not that holy and am unworthy. How could I ever become a priest?

That’s right, no one is worthy or ever will be worthy. But God in His goodness and love, as a sign of His Divine Election calls some to lay down their lives so that others may live. We might say with Saint Peter, “Leave me, Lord, for I am a sinful man” (Luke 5:8), but Jesus will not abandon us. We are to trust in His mercy and strive to live out the holiness of the priesthood. We allow the image of Jesus Christ Crucified to be built up in us more and more each day through prayer and through sacrifice.