Saturday, April 24, 2010

They

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.


7 comments:

Shirley said...

I just had mass said for Pope Benedict. He had a battle going on and needs our prayers. God bless all our priests.

Karinann said...

Michael,
Thank you for this beautiful reminder of all our priests do for us and are to us. And yes they need our prayers as much as we need theirs- maybe even more so.
God Bless!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Amen.

Charli and me said...

Amen to that Michael. We all need to speak out about all of the good priests do. They do need our prayers more than ever. Great post as usual. I hope you have a wonderful week.

Happy Catholic said...

Michael, this post was just beautiful and so very necessary. I can't thank you enough for reminding us to pray for our wonderful priests.

Daily Grace said...

Absolutley beautiful! Thank you.

the booklady said...

We need them more than ever and they need our prayers, love and support as much as ever! God bless you for this beautiful reminder!