I’m just wondering, are they supposed to be Christ like, as in his mannerisms, his empathy, his compassion, his way of being? It seems like if one were to be in charge of the flock, ie. the congregation, just as Jesus was while he was alive on this earth with the apostles., shouldn’t the priest himself strive to be the same?
I keep getting this passage of scripture jump out at me: John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
Yet, I’m lucky if the priest even knows I exist, much less my name. I’ve even tried sharing my plight, only to be looked at indifferently, would Christ be this way? No, absolutely not.
I then go on to listen to sermons, on and off the radio, and they seem to come from personal perspectives, many of which are rather ego based, not at all what I would expect to hear Christ be like, in mannerisms, not that the messages are bad, but just the delivery sounds like it comes from man, not our Lord, and it seems rather imbalanced, knowing full well, it would be a struggle between man and the Christ that he’s supposed to emulate, but it doesn’t seem like the Christ element is on the surface, it’s buried underneath.