Priests are human too

by Michelle Fortes


One evening as I was to start  a seminar session I asked the  congregation to ask each other “How was your day?”.

Everyone went around asking, shaking and patting each others back. Some even hugged! I looked at them smiling for to my amazement nobody asked me how was my day although I had a really very hard  tiring and stressful day!

People assume that Priests and Medical doctors are always fine as long as they are breathing!

You are quick to ask your priest “Are you praying for me?” But have you ever told him “I am praying for you”.

You know how to accuse the priest of not visiting you but have you ever stopped by to check on him?

You tell the priest that you are going on vacation or to pray for you as you go for a holiday but have you ever wondered when last he had a break or a day off and whether he always spent his off day in the house for lack of otherwise?

Your priest may smile at you telling you “It is will be well with you” when at times, it is a prophecy and consolation for himself.

Sometimes their close members of their families are dying yet you want him ever happy and at your service. Do you know a priest can officiate a wedding just after consoling a bereaved family members, do you know sometimes we attended your jovial occasions after attending a very sorrowful one or vice-versa (Can you imagine that emotional switch- yet he must be stable).

Your  Priest is human too! Trust me, there are  days he did not feel like coming to church but he still did! Some of the lovely chasubles we wear cover our pains.

This have made some priests to quit priesthood because of depression.

You can put a smile on your Priest by greeting him, checking on him or Buy gifts for your Priest above all pray him for he is human too.

Think about this

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