Between the seen and the unseen, the known and the unknown, the received and the withheld, as well as the good and the bad, there is a gap. In this gap, each life gives definition to itself and defines its meaning and course. Most people will not realize this gap early in life; they would later come into realizing it when certain ‘breakdown in order’ takes place in their life. Why? Those who knows the length and breadth, as well as the reaches and boundaries of these sides of the divide, chooses to be quiet when they need to speak up the most, and those with the responsibility to pass on these ideals no longer know what do. Perhaps, they no longer regard their roles as necessary or profitable enough to diligently spend their time on them. The result of this is that the gap is fast become a thin line . . . an almost disappearing line of delineation.
It is the responsibility of priests to teach the people how to mind the gap between these divides of life, as it is the responsibility of kings and princes to administer resources on behalf of the people. When priest fail in their roles because of their interest in commanding resources, other people’s responsibility, the consequence is a collective existence with seared conscience.
What is right? What is wrong?
Who determines which is which and where the boundaries are?
Is it still God? Do we still hold his word as the final authority?
Skewed ideologies and supposed ‘liberating philosophies’ will totally erase the gap if those called into priestly roles do not return to their estate. The splendour of the palace of kings and the perks of royalty are not for everyone . . . the most consecrated of us must hold on to the responsibility of maintaining order, by truth that is shared in love.
Called and anointed men of God, please stay in your callings!
The heart of the matter is the matter of the heart,
Priesthood was fashioned to manage the affairs of the heart . . .
It must never become a label for ambition.
Peace to you.