Monday, October 6, 2008

Dignity of Priesthood

"Priesthood is the highest dignity on earth. The dignity of a priest surpasses that of emperors, and even of angels. No angel can convert bread into the Body of Christ by the mere power of his word, nor can any angel forgive sin. The priest stands between God and man. He is God's Representative, God's ambassador. Therefore whatever honor we pay to the priest, we render to God himself. St. Francis of Assisi said that if he met an angel and a priest at the same time, he should salute the priest first." - My Catholic Faith - A Catechism in Pictures

1 comment:

Lynne said...

Thanks! I checked out the catechism on Amazon and added it to my already-too-long wishlist!