Sunday, December 1, 2013

Priesthood is everyone's business

“Imagine for a moment that the Priesthood, like the setting sun, were turned off. Would not the whole world be in darkness?  Where would be the worship of God, the sacraments, the Most Holy Eucharist, the Word of God, Faith, Charity?  All would perish.  Imagine for a moment the opposite, i.e. that the Earth were full of elected Ministers of God, numerous priests and saints…  The Almighty wanted to connect the abundance of worthy Workers of the mystical harvest to the prayer for obtaining it!  
He gave it as a command to the Apostles and the disciples, and he repeated several times saying: ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.’  In this Divine Word that Jesus Christ ‘was saying’ is contained every good for the whole Holy Church, for the whole of society, for all souls.”

~St. Hannibal di Francia, Apostle for Vocations