The Magnificence of the Priest
Without God’s chosen priests there would be no Eucharist, sacraments, or salvation. We have forgiveness from our mortal sins and are reunited with God because of the power given to God’s holy Priests. Without them we would be lost forever.
Nobody is more blessed than the least of God’s chosen priests! The most blessed saint, who has the most amazing gifts from Our Lord, is not more blessed than any of God’s elect, His chosen priesthood (unless the saint is a priest of course). The magnificence of the priest is awe inspiring. Just look at their blessed hands, which the Holy Spirit pours out of onto the gifts of the alter, and by their holy lips which professes the prayers of consecration for transubstantiation (where God puts His actual body and blood into the bread and wine) to miraculously occur during each celebration of the sacrifice of the holy mass. This Eucharist which gives us eternal life is made possible because of God’s magnificent priests. How can we look at a priest as anywhere equal to us or speak with any disrespect toward them?
“He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day” (Jn 6:54).
Holy Priests are Most Beautiful
I can see the love of Christ pouring out of God’s priests. The priests have made a wonderful act of love to God and us by giving their life to the service of the people. You have probably met those special holy priests, the ones that are fervent in prayer before our Lord in adoration, the ones who, no matter what you ask of them they are constantly joyfully while giving of their time to help, to the best of their ability. What wonderful servants, sacrificing their wants and needs for the people offering up their suffering for the salvation of souls. The image of Christ just pours out of them. Without the priests there would be no salvation for us. God bless the priests.
The Priestly Sacrifice
For seven years or more priests had to study for the priesthood before they were ordained; They could have become a doctor or lawyer, but instead they chose to sacrifice a family, to live in chastity (like the apostles with self-control given by grace from God); they gave up having children (receiving unconditional love at least while the children are still young... lol), and choose to live a simple life of service living on a merger salary from the donations of the parishioners.
By the way, I thought I would through a note in in about living a chaste life since this is confused by many people. Not only did the apostles choose chastity after being transformed by Jesus, the predecessor of the apostles...the saints chose the same life and as Paul said in his letter to the Corinthians. “Are you unmarried? Don’t get married....the unmarried can spend in becoming whole and holy instruments of God” (1 Corinthians 7). Also, when someone grows spiritually close to God, the desires of the flesh are removed and only a desire to please God exists and that is what we desire for all of our priests.
The priests have sacrificed much to answer Gods call to serve to Him. They are just beautiful. Therefore please pray for God's elect.