Incomprehensible

Incomprehension at Verizon Center
How could the Hoyas beat up on Duke on Saturday and lose to South Florida on Wednesday?

Incomprehensible.

But if you want really incomprehensible, try: Almighty God.

You are quite unable to think of such a thing [as God]. Such ignorance is more religious and devout than any presumption of knowledge…

We are talking about God, so why be surprised if you cannot grasp it? I mean, if you can grasp it, it isn’t God.

Let us rather make a devout confession of ignorance, instead of a brash profession of knowledge. (St. Augustine)

…Perhaps you have been wondering two things:

1. Why haven’t we heard anything from Fr. White since Saturday?

2. Why doesn’t Fr. White ever write anything about the world-famous “Year of the Priest?”

I have been basking in the mystery of what happened 40 days after Christmas, when the most pure Virgin went to the Temple to be purified, and she and St. Joseph redeemed the Redeemer with the sacrifice of a some birds.

Why was the Temple built? Only at this moment did the reason become fully clear. The Temple was built for the Son of God to enter it, and then offer Himself to the Father.

The Blessed Mother carried Him in, so that He could make this offering from His little Sacred Heart.

So we see that there are two priesthoods.

1. Some of us men perform the ministerial priesthood. It is a sublime mystery. The Lord uses us to make Himself present, so that He can be the Church’s offering to the Father.

2. All of us Christians perform the baptismal priesthood. We offer the Son to the Father, and ourselves along with Him.

The ministerial priesthood is God giving Himself to us. The baptismal priesthood is us giving God back to Himself, and giving ourselves to Him at the same time.

May we all exercise our priestly office every day, with fidelity and generosity.

…Please say a prayer for the repose of Fr. Levester Jones.

We have lost an excellent priest at a young age. May he rest in peace. May the Lord console all of us who love him.

4 thoughts on “Incomprehensible

  1. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Fr. Jones. He was one of the priests for whom I am praying during this special year.

    May the Lord’s mercy wrap him in comfort!

  2. Fr. Jones was a man of Great Faith. He brought back to his Parish the essence of our Catholic Faith. I am so proud he was my Pastor. He always told me my younger son will one day be a Priest. I pray that if he does become a Priest, that he will be just like Fr. Jones, A man of Great Faith.

    Rest dear Friend, Rest in God’s Peace

  3. Sorry to hear about the repose of Fr. Jones. I knew him at St. Bernadine’s, and attended his ordination and first mass. May his memory be eternal!

  4. I’d love to hear what you think of the Old Latin Mass, Father. I have mixed feelings about it. For those of us not raised with it (most people nowadays!), I think it takes some getting used to.

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