From being a candidate in some people’s eyes for the Petrine ministry to doing menial tasks, Sean Cardinal O’Malley gives good example.
One can only guess what the papacy would be like today had O’Malley been elected. It makes no sense to speculate, and yet one wonders.
I doubt one can say that the estimation he enjoys is due to this kind gesture, but I do think it helps. Cardinal O’Malley knows that hard work means getting his hands dirty and collaborating with others.
Work gives dignity to man’s life; it gives to joy to the heart seeing a task completed as well as can be.
On this feast of Saint Matthias, may his intercession before God give us more bishops like this one.
Saints Matthias and Francis, pray for us.