Priest: Who Is He?
No one knows :
What a Priest hears,
What he sees,
The secrets he must keep,
The temptations he encounters,
The tears he sheds,
The sorrow he endures,
The loneliness he manages,
The bitterness he experiences,
The Lies leveled against him by some of the people he serves!
How he accommodates those who pretend they love him but behind him they destroy him.
How he tries to live more than a human,
The lack he suffers,
The discrimination he must not react to,
The accusations he has to mute at,
The expectations he strives to cope with,
Even a fellow priest does not know what the other goes through.
He is alive for God and yet he lives for us!
A priest and the priesthood is what no one can fully understand or comprehend!
The priesthood is "A Mystery"!
The priest is a mystery too!
A mystery is an incomprehensible intelligibility!
So ALL you can do for him is do pray for him.
A day must not pass without a standing in the gap for him!
Wish him well, & endeavor to understand him!
Make him happy at least, for an unhappy priest is a disaster to the Church of God!
May our Blessed Virgin and Mother, Mary intercede for all our priests & bless their apostolates.
--Fr. James Akenahu