This recent post on Justin Taylor’s blog gave me much to ponder. The reference to Hebrews 5:7 in the last paragraph will undoubtedly surface in my upcoming rosary meditations on the First Sorrowful Mystery.
As the number of active priests in our diocese continues to decrease, I was convicted as I read these words of soon-to-be-Saint John Paul II from his last Holy Thursday homily (2004):
Only a Church in love with the Eucharist brings forth, in turn, many holy priestly vocations. And she does so through prayer and the witness of holiness, offered especially for the new generations.
Is my love for Jesus in the Eucharist growing deeper?
Am I striving to be a more effective “witness of holiness”?
Do I pray with appropriate urgency for new vocations to the priesthood?