See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
Through all the Employments of Life Each Neighbour abuses his Brother; Whore and Rogue they call Husband and Wife: All Professions be-rogue one another: The Priest calls the Lawyer a Cheat, The Lawyer be-knaves the Divine: And the Statesman, because he's so great, Thinks his Trade as honest as mine.john gay
Levi's station in life was the receipt of custom; and Peter's, the shore of Galilee; and Paul's, the antechambers of the High- Priest, which "station in life" each had to leave, with brief notice.john ruskin
You can give your confession tomorrow, if you find a Priest dumb enough to believe, because it only hurts when I breathe.Tod A
Never has any one been less a Priest than Jesus, never a greater enemy of forms, which stifle religion under the pretext of protecting it. By this we are all his disciples and his successors; by this he has laid the eternal foundation-stone of true religion; and if religion is essential to humanity, he has by this deserved the Divine rank the world has accorded him.ernest renan
Rolfe's vice was spiritual more than it was carnal: it might be said that he was a pander and a swindler, because he cared for nothing but his faith. He would be a Priest or nothing, so nothing it had to be…If he could not have Heaven, he would have Hell, and the last footprints seem to point unmistakably towards the Inferno.frederick rolfe
If in the present work I have dwelt at some length on the worship of trees , it is not, I trust, because I exaggerate its importance in the history of religion, still less because I would deduce from it a whole system of mythology; it is simply because I could not ignore the subject in attempting to explain the significance of a Priest who bore the title of King Of the Wood, and one of whose titles to office was the plucking of a bough the Golden Bough from a tree in the sacred grove.james frazer
The pedant and the Priest have always been the most expert of logicians and the most diligent disseminators of nonsense and worse.
The Priest he merry is, and blithe Three-quarters of a year, But oh! it cuts him like a scythe When tithing time draws near.william cowper
Without transformation , you can assume you're at a high moral , spiritual level just because you call yourself Lutheran or Methodist or Catholic . I think my great disappointment as a Priest has been to see how little actual spiritual curiosity there is in so many people.
Christian Socialism is but the holy water with which the Priest consecrates the heart-burnings of the aristocrat.
And he shewed me Joshua the high Priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?
Despite his physical state and the abuse inflicted by DINA agents, who grossly mocked his condition as Priest, he found strength to console his cellmates, sharing his crusts of bread or fruit peels to help us survive.antonio llidó
Crown and cloth maken no Priest, nor emperor's bishop with his words, but power that crist giveth; and thus by life have been priests known.john wycliffe
If I'm a cruel satirist at least I'm not a hyprocrite: I never judge what other people do. Neither a politician nor a Priest, I never censor what others do. Neither a philospher nor a psychiatrist, I never bother trying to analyze or resolve my fears and neuroses.Federico Fellini
The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the Priest, and not inferior to either in her mission.william osler
Jesus … is the final Priest who makes all priesthood obsolete – not merely the performance of ritual sacrifice, but the office, pomp and circumstance of priestly authority and hierarchy itself. Instead of deferring to any caste of religious hierarchs, followers of the Way are thus now summoned to collectively be a "royal priesthood," a "chosen race" or "holy nation" built not upon offices of any kind but upon transferred allegiance to God's in-breaking "kingdom."
... Celibacy is not a matter of compulsion. Someone is accepted as a Priest only when he does it of his own accord.
Jesus…is the final Priest who makes all priesthood obsolete – not merely the performance of ritual sacrifice, but the office, pomp and circumstance of priestly authority and hierarchy itself. Instead of deferring to any caste of religious hierarchs, followers of the Way are thus now summoned to collectively be a "royal priesthood," a "chosen race" or "holy nation" built not upon offices of any kind but upon transferred allegiance to God's in-breaking "kingdom."
Economic man and the Calvinist Christian sing to each other like voices in a fugue. The Calvinist stands alone before an almost merciless God ; no human agency can help him; his church is a means to political and social organization rather than a bridge to deity , for no Priest can have greater knowledge of the divine way than he himself; no friend can console him in fact , he should distrust all men; in the same fashion, Economic Man faces a merciless world alone and unaided, his hand against every other's.Lionel Trilling