Live-Streaming Priest Has Back Turned To Only Person In the Room

May 7, 2020 by  
Filed under Parish Life, Uncategorized

While saying Mass via live-stream early this morning, local priest Fr. Edward Riley took a brief moment to say a silent thank you to God for all that he has been given, before abruptly turning his back to the tabernacle, and thus the only person in the room beside himself, to face a camera.

“Behold the Lamb of God. Behold him who takes away the sins of the world,” Riley said, making sure to keep his eyes squarely focused on all the empty pews before him, and beholding literally everything in the church but he who takes away the sins of the world.

“You know, I just feel so blessed,” Riley told EOTT after concluding his stream. “Our Lord has always given me more than I deserve. I just can’t wait for the day that I get to truly see him. Could you imagine what that would feel like? It’ll be amazing. To be able to look at him whenever I want. I’ll never take my eyes off him. It’s pretty crazy to think. But for now we have each other, which I suppose is as close to seeing God as we’re gonna get.”