Priests are mere mortals like us. They have been chosen by GOD to support us, the lay Catholics through the sacrifice of the Mass and administering the sacraments. They do many other things too numerous to mention. They are GOD's gift to help us on our spiritual journey. They have weaknesses similar to those that we suffer from and they also experience something more intense than the rest of us. They are constantly attacked by the evil one and its allies. Anyone familar with battle tactics knows the value of destroying the leadership of an opposing force: cut off the head and the body will die. Eliminate a powerful leader and his troops will lose their goal, focus, and possibly the will to fight. It becomes a very frustrating, confusing, morale- destroying event.
I think we all have come across an occasional negative person who is a priest. It could be his personality, attitude or an addiction of some sort. Perhaps they have done something very hurtful to you or a loved one. This type of priest is in the minority. Yes, they do exist because they are humans and subject to committing sin just like the rest of us.
But, they're all here to do a job..
THERE IS NO EUCHARIST.
SOME OF THE SACRAMENTS CAN ONLY BE ADMINISTERED BY PRIESTS.
If the enemy is able to use his evil ways to eliminate priests, what will happen to the rest of us? Who will help keep us on the straight and narrow road to heaven? Who will hear our confessions and grant absolution for our sins?
CHRIST THE HIGH PRIEST
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