By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Golden Key to the Priesthood

Christ Washing the Feet of His Disciples
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"If you do not want to be the least, do not even think of being a priest."

It's my own quote. The priesthood is not fundamentally about fancy vestments or white collars, or about being called "Father," or about being the main liturgical actor, or about an ethnic tradition, or about mastering liturgical complexity. And it's certainly not about finding an escape from personality and other emotional issues. 

It's about washing feet.

And, yes, you can replace "priest" in the quote with teacher, director of religious education, lay minister, seminar leader, etc.

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