If you look at a crucifix, you can watch this short video, right? Loyalty to all that is good gets me choked up, every time. That’s just one reason among many for me to put up tributes like this with some frequency. But The Reason is that this is the kind of dedication to all that is holy that I would like to see among my fellow priests, among the bishops. It is rare. I encourage more of it. As Thomas the Apostle said, “Let’s go to die with Him!” Yes. Let’s go to die for the Living Truth, our Creator, who is Love, our Way, our Life.
Is that to say that I’m dissing my fellow priests and any bishops? Not at all. Here’s the deal: All the Apostles ran away from Christ Jesus. I would have done the same, guaranteed. John came back. Would that I could be with John next to the Blessed Mother, next to Jesus. Would that all of priests and bishops could be John. Get it? Is that a good thing to say, like, I mean, out loud and everything? Yes. It is.