Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Despairing Priest

A heart-rending post from Fr. Mark. It makes me realize that I am just not praying hard enough for priests. Much of what Father says can apply to all of us so we must beware of potential downfalls. To quote:
The corruption of a priestly soul happens slowly, almost imperceptibly. Typically, it happens through one of three avenues: the lust for power, the lust for money and possessions, or the lust for sexual gratification. Although all three lusts are closely interconnected, one generally takes the lead, drawing the two others after it. Where one finds impurity, for example, one will also, in all likelihood, find ambition, greed, self-aggrandizement, and the appetite for power over persons and things.

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