In his first book, Warrior Priest, author and former Warrior priest, Tom Burdick, argues that it’s the warrior priest’s love for the people that counts.
The writer of the bestselling book The Hero’s Journey: The Art and Life of Thomas Malthus and the Founding Fathers argues that in order to be a good warrior priest, you must be a loving person and an honest person.
“The warrior priest is a good person, but if you’re not, you’re going to get burned,” he says.
“I’ve seen many of my peers who have a great love of the people, but who are just not the right kind of warrior.
If you’re really good, you’ll be a warrior priest.”
Burdick says the best way to learn is to go out and do it.
“[I teach] at the bar, in a coffee shop, in an outdoor café, at church, in the park,” he said.
“In those small spaces you can have your own space and really do something different.”
You can go out there, have fun, talk to the people and learn from them, learn to be honest and have fun with them.
“They can be your mentor or your coach.”
When you have a really good relationship with the people you’re working with, you can start to do some really cool stuff.
“Biddulph, WA”Warrior priests are very self-confident and they like to be themselves.
They’re the ones that take on people who are a little bit more timid.
When they do have a big event, it’s a lot easier for them to handle the crowd than a person that is more shy.
“Biddoulph, in her early 30s, says she can handle the people she’s working with.
But, she says, it doesn’t always go the way she wants.”
The biggest thing that keeps me up at night is when the other people come and see me and they don’t like me,” she said.
Bidulph says she was working with an event at a local church and one of the women who worked with her, a woman in her 40s, had just left the event.
Her last words to her were “You can’t come in here”.”
I was thinking to myself, ‘Oh my God, I can’t be that person’.
She was so shy.
I think she was going to say something, but I was like, ‘You can come in, I’ll do the job for you’.
“She went into her own bar and the woman she worked with started making remarks about her looks.
Biddunph says that the experience was terrifying for her and she says it’s something she’ll never forget.”
We’d never spoken to each other before and she’s been my co-worker for three years and I didn’t really know her at the time,” she says.
It was just so much of a shock for me to be there, to be in her presence, to see her so vulnerable, and it just left a really bad taste in my mouth.
I just felt like she had to have it done, and I just went back home.”
Bidunph, who is in her late 30s and lives in a remote part of Western Australia, says her experience is the same as many other people’s.
She says she had a “bad experience” when a friend asked her to work as a barista at a coffee house, but she’s still glad she did it.
“It’s one of those things that happens and it’s very hard to forgive,” she explains.
“If you think about it, I’d like to say I’m a terrible person.
I don’t do that.
You have to put your head down and accept that.”
But it’s just so nice to know that people love you.
“What I’ve learnt from it is that you have to love the people who love you.”
“I’m the only warrior priest that can be a true lover.”
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