The Priestly Vocation

In the Gospel according to Saint John, Jesus instructs us that we should “not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life” (Jn 6:27).  In these words, we can see the importance and purpose of the Priesthood for the world today.  The priesthood is an irreplaceable and indispensable vocation in the world because priests exists to proclaim the truth that it is in Christ and His Gospel that we come to eternal life.  The priest works for the food that endures for eternal life, not the food that perishes with the end of this earthly life.