In my post named Love, Social Affairs and the Priest, I have tried to show that the Priest, Anybody who is Ordained, Who has given his life to ‘God,’ HAS to take Interest in God’s People. That is Why God chooses him.
God said to Jeremiah: “I Chose You, I Selected You, to be My Messenger.” (Ibid. 1:5, passim, Translation mine).
Jesus says: “You did not Choose Me; I Chose You and Appointed You… This, then, is What I Command You: Love One Another.” John 15:16-17.
And Loving Cannot be done from the Comfort of the Armchair. Not Unless You are 80+ and Confined to it. Then You Can do it, by Dandling Your Grandkids.
And You Cannot do Your Loving from the Armchair when the World is like This: This Child is Carrying Not less than 10 Kilos on her head. And She will do that the Whole day.
‘Breathes there the man with soul so dead,’ had said Walter Scott.
If the Pain in Her Eyes does Not give Us a Pain in Our Stomach, We are Not Human Beings.
The People of God have been given Wrong Impressions. They have been brought up with Wrong Beliefs. The Reality is as Under:
- Going to Church is NOT Enough.
- Saying Prayers is NOT Enough.
- Giving Old Clothes for Charity is NOT AT ALL Enough. Or,
- Giving some Money is NOT Enough.
- Thinking of the Poor during Lent Alone is NOT Enough.
And Who gives the People Ideas? The media? Oh, No, Sir. The Priest and the Bishop do that, by their Teachings, Insistence, and Actions.
When We die, He is Not going to ask Us, How Many Times did You say the Rosary, How Many Masses did You Offer, or, How Many Pilgrimages did You make.
His Questions and Answers are given in Matthew 25:31-46, in the Parable of the Last Judgement.
The So-Called ‘Chosen’ one Has to Keep these things in his Mind and Heart Like Our Blessed Mother (Luke 2:19).
And Keeping these Matters in Mind is Not Enough. If he is Not Acting on it, PASSIONATELY, he is Not a Priest, Bishop or any of the rest.
The ‘Chosen’ one does not have only the Responsibility. He has also been blessed with a Lot of ‘Talent.’ And the ‘Chosen’ one Should Know What the Lord will Do to those who ‘Bury’ their Talents. Matthew 25:14-30.