V. Have tremendous respect and love for the priesthood
- At the English catechesis sight we visited each morning at World Youth Day, there were hundreds of priests celebrating Mass and hearing confessions. We would walk through the halls and see priests hearing confession everywhere – in the stairwell, down the hall, sitting, standing.
- And the youth would cheer for their priests, eagerly count how many there were, look for their own pastor amidst the sea of liturgical vestments.
What a gift for the youth, too, to have so many priests present for World Youth Day. Priests who gave up all sorts of things in order to accompany their flock on this pilgrimage.