January 22, 2009

We are priests with a small "P"

From today's Good News Reflections:
Thus, Jesus our High Priest is present with us at every Catholic Mass in the Word, in the Eucharist, and in the priest through whom Jesus preaches the Word and through whom Jesus changes the bread and wine into the Eucharist.

When we — the common priests and the ministerial priests — eat his body and drink his blood, we are united to Christ's sacrifice and the salvation that it gives us. Thus united to Jesus, we all become Christ's body on earth for the continuation of his ministry. Are we continuing his ministry well?

May we then be holy priests, holy vessels, holy tabernacles Christ, who through our actions and our speech continuously lead people to Christ and glorify His name through our lives.

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