- Their own experience had not been so bad, and
- Some people have a difficult experience because they should have a difficult experience (i.e. they have misunderstood their call, they need guidance but don’t think they need guidance, they are maybe not called to professional ministry.)
I recently heard someone compare her experience on the road to ordination to The Hunger Games. I did not walk alongside her in her entire journey, but for the small part I witnessed, it actually seemed quite supportive with constructive criticism and good questions asked.
Keep in mind that, in The Hunger Games, the participants killed each other. I’m pretty sure that Preparation for Ministry is not like this. At all. What has been your experience, O Pastors/Candidates/Inquirers?