One of my favorite priestly blogs is Vultus Christi written by Fr. Mark Kirby. He writes many posts that may be speaking to priests and those in the consecrated life, but they have a way of speaking to us all.
His post today is titled You Pass Me By and it is the plea of Jesus to His priests and consecrated religious. As I read it, I could almost hear the pain in Our Lord's voice because of the many who do pass Him by.
Jesus waits, not only for His priests and consecrated religious, but for all of us.
In reading this beautiful, yet heart wrenching plea, I realized that I may not be a consecrated religious, but I am consecrated (set apart) to Christ through my Baptism~ every Catholic is.
Jesus waits. He is in our tabernacles and in our Adoration chapels. He desires our friendship and our company even if just for a few minutes.
Fr. Mark's post is also a good reminder to pray for our priests who need our prayers now perhaps more than ever. The more time they spend with Jesus, the more they will become His living presence in our midst.
Jesus waits. May our priests and consecrated religious not keep Our Lord waiting and alone; may we not either.
Thank you to Fr. Mark and all priests who are dedicated to their vocation and who bring us Jesus each day in Word and Sacrament.