Friday, August 6

Lessons from Saints - St. Norbert (redux)

I realize I've already written about Norbert, but I came across this quote which, especially considering recent events and conversations, feels especially prescient.

O Priest!
You are not yourself because you are of God.
You are not of yourself because you are the servant and minister of Christ
You are not your own because you are the spouse of the Church.
You are not yourself because you are the mediator between God and man.
You are not from yourself because you are nothing.

What then are you? Nothing and everything.

O Priest! Take care lest what was said to Christ on the cross be said to you: "He saved others, himself he cannot save!"

-Saint Norbert, on the occasion of his ordination to the priesthood.

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