Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Priesthood of Christ Involves Suffering

"Christ was a true and effective priest because he was full of the power of the Holy Spirit, of all the fullness of the Love of God."

"It is this divine force that transforms extreme violence and extreme injustice into a supreme act of love and justice."

"The priesthood of Christ involves suffering. Jesus really suffered, and has done so for us. He was the Son and did not need to learn obedience to God, but we do, we have had to and we will always need to."
~ Pope Benedict XVI, 6/3/10 ~

Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest, Mother of all priests and our Mother, help us respond generously to the Holy Spirit's request, through the voice of His Church, to offer up to God Eucharistic adoration for priests. Amen.

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