Come in! Come in!

"If you are a dreamer, come in. If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, a Hope-er, a Pray-er, a Magic Bean buyer; if you're a pretender, come sit by my fire. For we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in!" -- Shel Silverstein

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Ta Da!

The Rev'd Michael Sniffen (on the left with his rector, the Rev'd Simon Foster).

One of he newest priest in Western Christendom.

Ordained today at St. John's, Lattington, Long Island, NY.

Can I just say, "Woo hoo!!!!!"?


Grandmère Mimi said...

Woo-hoo! is right. May God bless Michael in his new ministry.

Bill said...

Is anybody really that young? What an absolutely perfect time of his life. Preserve that moment. Capture it on film, put it in a bottle, press it between the pages of a favorite book. And then, at some time in the far distant future, sitting in front of a roaring fire with an old dog sleeping at your feet, open it, remember the moment, and smile.

Jon said...

This is exactly part of the problem - people see Michael, or others like him, and they only see the "young" packaging. Michael really is "that young", but more significant to the celebrating that happened on Saturday is the fact that he really is SO CALLED!

My prayer is that someday, in the distant future, as Michael and others like him are sitting in front of fires with old dogs at their feet, that more than their youth, they will remember the fervor that called them away from the lures of more stable and lucrative lives into lives of service and prayer.

Better yet, why wait for the dog and the fire - let this moment be a reminder in the times that lie not too far ahead when questioning and doubt will threaten the ministry that is at hand!!

So yeah... Woo hoo! Let's pray that Michael will use the energy from Saturday in the days and years ahead, and that all of us will also use that energy to make good on our own vows to uphold him in this ministry.

David |däˈvēd| said...

I know, I know 'Lizabet, you already told us that Miguel has una paraja, but he is so edibly cute!! Muy precioso.

¡Dios mío! It would be so hard to concentrate in church with him as the curate or rector! Especially at Eucharist if he was the kind who look into your eyes while serving. I would just fall out in the spirit right then and there.

¡Muchas felicidades, Padre Miguel!

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Oh, David, darling, you are the one who is muy precioso! Anyone can see that!