The great Sue commented on These Stone Walls, “God, Grant Me Serenity, but Wait Until I Calm Down!” She says:
Sunday I watched a video posted on Facebook by a Navy Seal who’s lost many friends in missions. He asked himself how best he could continue to honor his friends. “By living my life in a way that honors all that exemplifies the heroes they truly were,” he decided.
“By living my life in a way that honors all that exemplifies the heroes they truly were.” — This is what I believe about the exercise of my own priesthood outside of These Stone Walls, while Father Gordon (About) is on the inside. I pray that I might live in some way the priesthood of Jesus Christ which would give some honor to Father Gordon’s sacrifice for all priests.
We must pray that priests wake up to the fact that they are not somehow dirty or guilty for standing in solidarity with an innocent priest in prison. Our Lord Jesus was also wrongfully imprisoned the night before His passion and death.
UPDATE: As soon as this post went up a priest emailed me to say that honor must also include standing in solidarity with a guilty priest in prison, that is, inasmuch as Jesus redeemed all and wants all to be saved. Saint Maria Goretti wanted her rapist to repent and go to heaven, right? I agree. I’ll be posting more about that in just a bit.