Friday, 13 August 2010
RSCJ Sister: "Maybe...I am not the measure for what touches people’s minds and hearts."
And nowadays everyone has an opinion and everyone is an expert. I was surprised one day recently when the presider started using the humeral veil to cover the chalice and paten and walk them in and out in procession. And just as a shudder was going through me, wondering “where is this going to lead?” a man in front of me turned to the woman at his side and said: “He’s the only one who does it right.” I was also present for two homilies, one which disregarded both the liturgical texts and the liturgical season, using as its starting point the words of a Christmas song illustrated by personal stories, and the other, an old fashion fire and brimstone homily on purgatory preached to octogenarians who had gathered to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary. In both instances these homilies seemed singularly inappropriate to me; in both instances I heard: “Great homily, Father.”
I have been forced to conclude: Maybe bright as I am, right as I am, trained as I am, I am not the measure for what touches people’s minds and hearts.
Casa Santa Lidia
Who was that we were worshipping?
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