March 29th, 2018 - The Priest: Called to be Another Christ (Holy Thursday)

March 30, 2018

I realized the great leap of faith in the priesthood is this: When we are ordained, we are taken up into the priesthood of Jesus Christ, and along with that of course comes all the love of those who love Christ and the Church, yet what also must come is all the rejection of those who rejected Christ. All of us as Christians are called to take upon ourselves the Cross of rejection and scorn. Yet the priest is called into Christ’s victimhood in a particular way, in order that we may enter into solidarity with the poorest and most rejected in this world.

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