“The priest who seldom goes out of himself … misses out on the best of our people, on what can stir the depths of his priestly heart. … This is precisely the reason why some priests grow dissatisfied, lose heart and become in a sense collectors of antiquities or novelties — instead of being shepherds living with ‘the smell of the sheep.’ This is what I am asking you — be shepherds with the smell of sheep.”
~~ Pope Francis’ address to the world’s priests at the Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday March 28, 2013
OK, now this is a stretch, but with the Chicago Cubs, all things should be stretchable………
If Little Old Wussy Shihtoodle goes out to the field & communes with the sheep during the day, then comes home & sleeps on my bed at night, can that give the Cubs a better chance to win the World Series??? Now he usually does those things, so I can see where maybe that’s not special enough. But what if I don’t give him a bath in-between?
“who are the cubs ‘n’ will they buy me a steak dinner if they win?”