Yesterday, His Grace, Bishop Matthias, celebrated Divine Liturgy at our parish, and one of our own dearly loved members became a priest. It was exceedingly beautiful - exceedingly special. I cried like I was at a wedding. It felt to me like a wedding. Even the two hour clean-up after the banquet seemed sacred. I am a part of something holy and good - something solid and fulfilling - something far bigger than the sum of my earthly fears and frustrations. I forget, I forget, and then BAM!, thanks be to God, thanks be to the Church, I remember.
Congratulations Lollar family! We miss you already!!