[quote=santaro75]I am a catholic and at mass i was thinking…(yes it was wandering a bit) but anyway, would I ever be comfortable or feel worthy of others calling me father or your holiness?
Seems that the more i grow closer to christ the less holy i feel. The more I see a need for a savior and the more i see the importance of service. The more I feel humbled to others around me. I figured if i ever got to the heights of priest or pope i would rather be called, his servitude or his humbleness or his meekness.
This is exactly what Jesus was refering to when he said “call no man father.”
When someone is comfortable or considers it his **right **to be called father, then he has put himself above who he serves - both God and us.
Jesus was condeming those who seek titles and accolades for themselves.
If you are feeling unworthy don’t worry, we all are truly unworthy of salvation, salvation is a gift of God. All we can do is cooperate - accept or reject that gift.
If you are feeling that you need a savior don’t worry, we all do, even the Blessed Virgin. You’re in good company, pray, work out your salvation in fear and trembling, and place your hope and trust in God.