Daily Reflection with Fr. Tomas Del Valle-Reyes

Dear Friends: Praying is not easy. Our daily routine calls for our full attention. And the world around us puts little value on prayer; our lives are full of material things but at the same time are getting emptier in God’s value.

For this reason, I will post a daily reflection and as you visit this site may the Holy Spirit within you come to your aid and guide you gently to the God who loves you

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

How we criticized our priests

It is so difficult lo live with criticisms:
If the priest is good looking: Why didn’t he marry?
If he is unattractive:
He did not find anyone to marry!If it wears civilian clothes: he is a worldly one.
If it wears his clerical suit: he is a traditionalistic conservative.
If He does not treat to people with affection: He radiates coldness!
If he treats you nice with a smile:
Careful, he has doubtful intentions!.If he has long hair: oh, these revolutionary priests!If he has short hair: HOW old fashioned!
If he remains in the parochial house: he does not visit the families.
If he starts making some visits:
oh, he’s never in the parish!If he starts doing some Repairs: he’s throwing money out of the window.If he does not do it: he has everything abandoned
If he celebrates baptisms and marriages to ALL:
He is not following the sacramentsIf He insists on the previous preparation: oh, he makes it so difficult for people.
If he has parochial advisers:
He lets others run his lifeIf it does not have parochial advisers: he is an individualist!

If he restores anything at the parish:
what came over him now?If he makes no changes: He never does anything at this parish!If his Homily takes over 20 minutes: He’s like a radio station, will never finish speaking!
If his homily is brief: he does not explain the things well.
If it speaks with strong voice: he yells too much!
If he does in natural tone:
oh he can’t talk!If he touches social problems: he’s getting into politics.
If he speaks of Devotion & commitment:
He’s old fashioned, get rid of him!!If he walks alone: he’s a hermit and keeps to himself
If he walks with men:
aha, I think he likes men, maybe he's gay?If he walks with women: aha, bet he’s in love and soon he’ll leave the church or who knows ! ! !
If he is young:
he has no experience, I will not listen to him! ! !If he is old: He should retire or move to a senior's home already!
But… if he goes away or dies: Oh he is really irreplaceable!

Father Tomas Del Valle-Reyes
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