Just time for a short one.
I found this image and found it amusing.
It reminds me of the current attitude that I percieve to deacons in the church of england.
The deacon is meant to be the bishop and priests right hand “man”, the people with their ear to the ground and eyes wide open to the problems in the area, all parishes should have them, whether they be part time, full time, stipended or none stipended.
Instead vocations will give superficial confirmation that the ministry of the deacon is an important one, but seem to more actively to push (and push and push) towards readership or priesthood.
The priests end up doing both their own vocation as well as trying to cover that of the deacon… and then diocese seem confused about the fact that so many priest feel unfulfilled and exausted and wonder what can be done.
so…… as a everyday deacon, enough of this backwards thinking, time to MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!