I think of beer when I recall the great priest-saints & also my unworthiness

Yep. That’s about right. It’s really cool being a donkey-priest.

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4 responses to “I think of beer when I recall the great priest-saints & also my unworthiness

  1. Father, come on!! That was too hilarious! My morning laugh for sure, and I know truly personal to you😁.

  2. elizdelphi

    I had surprisingly complex thoughts about this (about myself) but should not post them. The commercial is funny and great, and when used in the way you use it, even wise.

  3. elizdelphi

    In my spiritual life book study we are reading The Ascent of Mount Carmel, picture 10-12 ordinary people meeting every week for many weeks to discuss total mortification of the appetites while eating pie and deviled eggs and chips and candy, or similar. Tonight one passage we discussed said that we should desire to have contempt for ourselves and desire for others to have contempt for us. Someone questioned the idea we should have “contempt” for ourselves and wondered what this really meant so we were talking about humility and false humility and for instance when is speaking about oneself as a miserable worm or such appropriate or when it is it a diseased sort of “low self esteem.” A convert actually knew of a protestant hymn referring to oneself as a worm. i mentioned Fr Byers the donkey priest as a more winsome instance, though no one but “bonomo” (who is in this group) has ever heard of Fr Byers so they looked a little blank. “Bonomo” then made an excellent comment that humility is reality based, it is realism. So making that a syllogism, Fr Byers really is a donkey. Well it was a more useful example to me than to people who never saw this blog.

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