Thursday, September 27, 2007

Guide Our Feet

The Post-Gazette and Rocco Palmo are reporting that Pittsburgh's new Catholic bishop, David Zubik, has decided not to live in the bishop's traditional residence (pictured at right) in one of the tonier parts of the Iron City.

Instead, he has decided to live in rooms at the diocesan seminary outside the town of Carnegie, a few minutes drive south of the city.

I think this is an excellent decision by Bishop Zubik -- simple-living and servant leadership by example.

Tomorrow, Bishop Zubik, a son of Western Pennsylvania, will be installed bishop during a Mass at St. Paul's Cathedral. I know he will be in the prayers of many -- including yours truly.

Some inspiration below from the Canticle of Zechariah (Luke 1: 76-79):

"... you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,
to give his people knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of their sins.

In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace."

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