St. Anthony, abbot
"Every high priest is taken from among men and made their representative before God,"
The letter to the Hebrews makes it clear that priests aren't anything other than humans like you and me. They aren't perfect and they battle their weaknesses in the same way we do. This particular letter is interesting when taken in the context of the past week's message of "the call".
One more thing: If God calls men to the priesthood, despite their weaknesses, then that gives me hope for my own vocation of motherhood. The key to becoming a 'perfect priest' like Christ is to have the obedience of Christ. I must learn to obey and follow the path God calls me to. Despite the distractions and temptations in this life (hmmm, some of mine are facebook, vanity, material things), I must keep myself focused on the job God calls me to do: being a mom and parenting these precious children.
Prayer: Father in heaven, thank you for calling me to the vocation of motherhood. I give you my life; help me to live it fulfilling this vocation in the way you most desire. In the name of the perfect high priest, your son Jesus, I pray. Amen. St. Anthony, pray for me.