Let us pray for parish-priests everywhere that in their dedication to their mission the parishioners under their care may witness the eternal good shepherd our Lord Jesus Christ and in their tender love they may ever experience the motherly love of the Blessed Virgin Mary and in times of threats from the hostile forces they may experience the protective arms of Saint Joseph who took the infant Jesus and his mother to Egypt when the swords of Herod threatened the life of the Holy Infant. We make this prayer through the intercession of Saint John Mary Vianney, Patron of parish priests. Amen.
We can all understand the argument the disciples had. We spend much of our lives seeking status, protecting our status, or mourning the loss of status.