Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Messenger is Not Greater Than the One Who Sends Him

With some other pastors, I have belonged to a priest study group for the past several years. It is valuable to me, because of the fellowship time with other priests we share each month. Also, because we bounce ideas off of each other. Even though we pastor vastly different sized parishes, a lot of the issues are the same. And so, it is a good thing to have others to call upon for the sage advice and support.

Right before lunch, we read a prayer by Archbishop Oscar Romero. It was a reminder that the proclamation of the Gospel and the service of the People of God is not something we do by ourselves, or for ourselves. We do it for Jesus, and it is His Church. We do not have to be able to do everything well, or even see the success of any of our efforts. What is necessary is that we be faithful followers of Jesus Christ the True High Priest. We must proclaim truthfully and leave the results to others.

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