Sunday, July 29, 2007

a fine cure

Anthony at Mere Comments has a fine cure for the poor music choices in the Glory and Praise hymnals.
What's missing from the hymnal? Oh, music, poetry -- and one thing above all: the Cross. The Cross sure does seem a fine cure for narcissism. In all our arguments about ordination and (in the Catholic church) lay "ministry," nobody ever says, "I want the right to be ordained a priest because I demand to be crucified!"
He has quite a list of what is wrong with the songs too, including my (least) favorites
-- the blithe arrogation of God's words to ourselves, speaking in the first person
-- the arrogation of God's grace and majesty to ourselves: "We are the Bread, we are the Body"

via The Curt Jester

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