Life is filled with decisions, some inconsequential and some momentous. It is not always easy to determine which is which. Joseph Stalin originally wanted to be a priest. He entered the Tiflis Theological Seminary at the age of 14 on a scholarship. He stayed there five years until his political activities and devotion to Karl Marx caused him to miss exams and be expelled. His biggest problem was deciding he was an atheist. Of course, he later became the dictator of Russia. He is thought to be responsible for the death and imprisonment of approximately 20 million people. How different history might have been and how many lives would have been different had he become a priest, devoted to Christ?
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