I have never been overly impressed with priests.
A calling to be set apart for the Lord is special, and should be honoured, but I have always thought that there are so many ways to serve Him without entering ordained ministry.
Can you name five kings in the Bible? What about five prophets? Great leaders sent by God?
How about priests? Can you name even three of those?
Whenever I get asked whether I am planning to enter the ministry, I usually have a sarcastic comment about it. When I started studying theology five years ago, I kept it a secret from people, because I was afraid they would read too much into it.
I think GOD has called me to serve him in my own way, and when I look at all the opportunities he gives to me as a lay person to be involved in ministry, I can’t think of a single reason why I would want to be a priest.
And why do I stop and stare every time I see one?
And why am I watching their every move at the Lord’s table?
I can’t think of a single reason.
I wonder if HE can.