Rev. and dear Fathers:
First and foremost you wear it for yourself. Only after this do you wear it for others or even for God. You wear it even when you don't feel like it or even when you don't want to be noticed. And you wear it even when you're with other clergy. You wear it in the sweat. You inspire vocations. You are in a position of trust and a beacon of leadership. You put yourself on the cross. You do not cover your collar with a scarf. Enjoy and be inspired. We layfolk support you.