Sunday, November 16, 2008

U.S. Bishops meeting: advice from a layman...

Read Paul, guys. We hear today of the crisis in the priesthood or episcopate or in lay leadership. Read Paul. Crisis of identity? Paul. Scandals? Paul. Vocations crisis? Paul. Goofy heads of state? Paul. His words are brilliant and ever. To priests, bishops, converts, saints, enemies, fallen aways and to everybody else.

Just a few words:

"Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed."

-Hebrews 12:12

"Therefore let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing abuse for him. For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city which is to come."

-Hebrews 13:13

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