Friday, September 30, 2005

Good thoughts on liturgy

Amy has a link to this article from Alvin Kimel. Here is part of point #4,

A word to celebrants: Stick to the script! I doubt that you have the authority to ad lib at the liturgy anyway, but few priests have the gift to do it well anyway. Say the words that are given to you, exactly as they are given to you.... Every time you depart from the rite, you disrupt the flow of the liturgy and simply draw attention to yourself and away from the Lord.

That is the whole point of our frustration. The Mass is not about the priest, choir leader or anyone on earth. It is about God drawing us in.

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