You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me before many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
I'm a Catholic priest and Army chaplain currently serving in parishes and part time National Guard. I was a prior service enlisted soldier in field artillery and armor before I heard the call and took the plunge into the ministerial priesthood. From M1 tanker to priest and chaplain all by the grace of God...never underestimate the power of God in a sinner's life.