The Third Sunday of Advent, December 17, 2018, Solemn Mass, by the Reverend Dr. Peter R. Powell

I was ordained a priest 41 years ago tomorrow.[1] I was confident that becoming a priest would make a difference not only in my life but in the world. I was arrogant. I was a much better Episcopalian than I was a Christian. I was perhaps a Christian in name only. I knew that being a priest would give me power to effect change, and I knew how to save the church.
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