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Archbishop Jason Gordon and his brother priests bless the sacred Oil of Chrism during last Monday’s Mass. Photo: Raymond Syms

By Kaelanne Jordan

Lovers aren’t always perfect but their intention and action of love demonstrate their commitment to love even in the midst of their imperfections and shortcomings. In a similar way, priests are called to be “lovers”, not perfect, not somehow better than everyone else, but a “lover” who points humanity to the incredible love of God and the manifestation of His love.

“…You think the priest wants to wake up and come and say the Mass…? Or the weekend where he has four or five Masses one after the other saying the same homily over and over and over again? You think that’s an easy way to live? But we do it and we do it with love because that’s what we’ve been called to,” said Archbishop Jason Gordon in his homily at the annual Chrism Mass last Monday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

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