You know, in the military, chaplains don’t carry pieces. That’s one of the jobs (protecting the chaplain) that a chaplain’s assistant is tasked with. But not the chaplain himself. They go about their important business unarmed. Remember the Catholic chaplains that were awarded the Medal of Honor? What makes their bravery so stunning, so arresting, and so downright fantastic, is that they did everything while completely unarmed. Alone, unarmed, and unafraid.
Alone, but not really “alone.”
See, I want priests cups to be running over with spiritual weapons, and the full complement of spiritual armor too. I just can’t help thinking that priests shouldn’t be packing heat, even though I know they have every right to.
Read it all and come away, minimally, more informed.