This wonderful sermon is by my dear friend Friar Jeff. If you like it, please subscribe to his blog postings!
As a Cleric, I have a unique perspective on the world…I get to see EVERY aspect of the human condition. I see tears, love, hatred, anger, jealousy, regret, sorrow, joy….the list is a veritable STEW of every emotion on the planet.
The hardest part of this perspective is knowing how to separate myself from these emotions….well, sorry…I CANNOT.
I know that in the infamous book “City of God” written by St Augustine in the 700’s was the basis for how most clergy are SUPPOSED to act towards those in their parish…but as I have said on MANY occasions: I AM NOT A ROMAN CATHOLIC. So this little pamphlet does not apply to me. 🙂
How can WE (clerics, priests, ministers, etc) “remove” ourselves from the human condition and expect to HELP them as we are supposed to do??
In my ‘parish’ I suffer with each and every loss…each joy, sorrow…
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