Maybe saints do that — but I have my doubts about even them. Of course, there’s Christ, who was man and God; and Mary, who was was immaculately conceived without Original Sin.
Christ was undoubtedly holy 24/7; and Mary was about as good as a human being gets. But other than that … we’re all just people — even saints and especially priests.
Meet Father John Muir, a 34-year-old guy (probably 35 now, since this video is from last summer) who digs hip-hop, goes running, tosses a football and skateboards, all while praying and evangelizing and offering Mass and all that stuff. He does it with heart, and he does it with style.
The Church can survive without a lot of things, but without priests, She doesn’t have the Eucharist, and without that, She doesn’t have the physical presence of the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ.
Without shepherds, the sheep are left to the mercy of the wolves.
We will never stop needing shepherds, and they don’t just fall out of the sky.
As Father Muir says:
“Come get in the battle. … Priests are real men that God calls. … Man up, get off the couch, and come and be a priest.”
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