During my dining table talk with Fr Louis during supper, we almost covered everything under the sun! However when speaking about the quality of formation and the type of Priests that are today found in the society, he used a phrase which he heard during a conversation he had with the Professor of a college. The Professor seems to have said, “Fr it is time we save ourselves!”
There were times when the Priest or religious was envisaged as Christ – a means of salvation. The truth of it may still be true, but is it also envisaged so? Or have the laity lost all hope in the salvific role of a Priest and religious? Or better still, have we (religious and Priests) made the laity lose all their hope in us?