They devote every day to God. Every single one.
They spend time teaching, so that we can be inspired.
They get up in front of a crowd every week, when many are afraid to do that just once.
They listen for countless hours as we pour our sins and problems on them, yet they rarely return the favor.
They are the vessel for the miracle of the Eucharist.
They are held to unreasonable standards of perfection, even though they are as human as you and I.
They suffer a disproportionate amount of backlash because of the mistakes of a small sample of their peers. (I can't think of a profession with a more unbalanced scale.)
They, despite it all, continue to serve and pray for us. Much more than we do for them.
They are our front line of defense against the evil one.
They need our prayers and our support.
Please say an extra prayer for the priesthood this Good Shepherd Sunday.
God Bless you.