The ABCs of priesthood

There is no one way of being a priest.” — Rowan Williams

Took me three semesters of seminary, two Spirit-led conversations and one near-nervous breakdown before I began to understand what that means, and still the power of norms and expectations can feel overwhelming. One of my mentors in this process kept reminding me that the core of priestly ministry is ABCs: Absolve, Bless, Consecrate. Living into the wisdom of the Anglican tradition, submerging myself into the shape of the liturgy, is the way I find the power and direction of the Holy Spirit enabling me to resist drowning in mere professionalism.

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