Pope Francis made some very pointed remarks about the need to train new priests.
Some of his comments are so needed in our training of pastors in protestant circles as well:
“Formation (of future priests) is a work of art, not a police action. We must form their hearts. Otherwise we are creating little monsters. And then these little monsters mold the people of God. This really gives me goose bumps,” he said.
We need to understand the formation of the pastor and not just give out formulas and hope to train future CEOs.
He mentioned being among the poor and quit looking for the next advancement. Hang out with the margins of society.
Help us heed some wise words, Lord.