Many people experience Gethsemane moments.
Priesthood is forever and does not cease when a priest cannot carry out that priestly ministry.
There is a rising generation in this country who do not know God because of a general decay of religion.
As priests uphold their people in prayer, so their people are to uphold them with prayer and love, for he cannot work without his people.
Times have changed since George Herbert... but the principle and spirit in which he ministered as a priest remains an inspiration and model for all priests.
The task of a priest, in some respects, may be different today, but the principles upon which Herbert built his life as a priest are of universal application.
Priesthood is not a convenient, historically conditioned form of Church organisation, but is rooted in the Incarnation, in the priesthood and mission of Christ himself.
The Church's note must be a supernatural note which distinguishes incarnation from immanence, redemption from evolution, the Kingdom of God from mere spiritual process.
The Incarnation is the medicine of the soul, undoing the Fall and bringing man to the Tree of Life, and the office of a priest is to administer this medicine in the sacraments.
We are to introduce our people into the life of the Church, which is salvation, that they may grasp its meaning, its contents and purpose, to taste and see how good the Lord is.