Not just a singing donkey: true Opera. Why all priests should be donkeys.

A reader sent this in, knowing that I think donkeys are the best:

  • They’re always with the Holy Family: Nazareth to Bethlehem to Egypt, all the back to Nazareth, and then bringing Jesus to the Cross.
  • They’re intelligent, not stubborn (mules are stubborn, for a reason), instead only doing what they understand (which is really smart). This is why those who interfere with children would have been better off (as Jesus says) to have a specifically (always left untranslated) donkey-millstone tied about one’s neck and thrown into the sea. In other words, donkeys are much more intelligent than those who do such things.
  • They sing, their praying being braying, but the donkey above has moved to opera!
  • They guard the flock, stopping the threat of predators:


All priests should be donkeys, and be proud of it.


Filed under Donkeys, Priesthood

2 responses to “Not just a singing donkey: true Opera. Why all priests should be donkeys.

  1. Gina Nakagawa

    As a little girl, I was a donkey and horse aficionado. I was crazy about them both. Donkeys palled around with Jesus and Mary and Joseph. Wow! Horses? Horses are just so very special! Now that I am an old “croc”? Well, what is true is true, so my love for both those gifts of God has not changed one bit.

  2. nancyv

    Catching up from Thanksgiving… (me too Gina!)
    That is one talented donkey! And glad for the humility of a priest who so identifies with such a beast and who keeps reminding me things are not as they seem.

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