I went to an apologetics lecture on Monday night and I just remembered this really good point the speaker made. She said something along the lines of “if Jesus was alive today he’d be more interested in talking to an Atheistic, black, gay guy than a priest.”
I loved that image so much. Her point being that Jesus was all about equality and acceptance for the marginalised. He often ignored the status quo in favour of something or someone considered ‘less’. However, nowadays, church bodies can easily become elitist, snob the marginalised, and even actively campaign against them (see the hoards of Christians/Catholics who purposefully trekked to Chick-Fil-A recently in order to stick it to the gays).
I also think that it nicely illustrates the absurdity of thinking Jesus/God considers priests or anyone more holy than another person. It’s a biblically unfounded concept and practice.