Join host Brian Patrick and me for our final installment of the Holy Thursday Letters to Priests this Wednesday at 8:40 AM on 740 AM, Sacred Heart Radio.
We have come to the end of Pope John Paul's papacy and his final letter to priests, 2005.
(7b) Particularly in the context of the new evangelization, the people have a right to turn to priests in the hope of "seeing'' Christ in them (cf. Jn 12:21). The young feel the need for this especially; Christ continues to call them, to make them his friends and to challenge some to give themselves completely for the sake of the Kingdom. Vocations will certainly not be lacking if our manner of life is truly priestly, if we become more holy, more joyful, more impassioned in the exercise of our ministry. A priest "won'' by Christ (cf. Phil 3:12) more easily "wins" others, so that they too decide to set out on the same adventure.