Friday, March 12, 2010


Retriever has a post on the importance of weakness, especially in the priesthood. A very good counterpoint to our automatic tendency to equate worldly and spiritual success.

She quotes from where she has learned along the way,
The tendency is to transfer this method of evaluation to the priesthood, to estimate a man by his gifts and talents, to line up his positive achievements and his capacity for more, to understand his promise for the future in terms of his accomplishments in the past, and to make the call within his life contingent on the attainments of personality or grace. Because a man is religiously serious, prayerful, socially adept, intellectually perceptive; possesses interior integrity, sound common sense, and habits of hard work—therefore he will make a fine priest.

I think that transfer is disastrous...

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