Later today (7th October 2013) I am meeting with the DDO for the second time. At my previous meeting she asked me to read John Pritchard’s book ‘The Life and Work of a Priest’. It is a classic from the ordination exploration reading list by the Bishop of Oxford and is a throughly interesting end enjoyable read. The secondary task was to write a piece to start a discussion on the helpful and challenging images that came to mind as I read it.
I hope that my reflections on the challenges and thrills, and the burdens and privileges of being a priest may prove interesting. I even dare hope and pray that it may even provoke you to think of the life and responsibilities of leaders in the Christian faith, and maybe even your own.
Please do let me know what thoughts you have, you have much to teach me!