I was struck with the words of Bishop Gerardo Alminanza; If the shepherd gets sick, will the flock help? Being old and sickly myself, I understand how assistance, any assistance, is very important.
Getting sick is a humbling experience. It is a blow to one's ego. Adolescence is a great experience of independence. How well I remember when I first started to stand on my own. Going back to being dependent on somebody else is a struggle after many years of being strong and able.
Let us pray for our priests. Let us support them if we can.
At times, if you are in the same age as I am, you will feel useless, that the band has gone and left you fluttering in the wind. Priests, I think, feel that they are in the middle of a storm.
Let us love our old priests.
The young, egocentric ones will soon learn their lesson. I hope they realize it before they become old.