At the weekend, I bought a book Vademecum which has inspirational thoughts for every day of the year on the subject of priests and priesthood. As a young priest, I hope that it will help to inspire me to be the best that I can.
Today’s reading is from Karl Rahner SJ and he writes
A priest is a human being, a member of holy Church, a Christian, just as you are… when the bishop lays his hands on them in blessing … he does not turn them into angels.
Each of us is not an angel. We are all men. And we all have our failings, our weaknesses but we also have our strengths.
Today I pray that I my weaknesses will not hinder my administration of the sacraments nor the witness of the Church.