Friday, October 14, 2005

Friday, October 14, 2005

We are not baptized in the name of Paul. He is not the answer. His epistles are attempts to understand the answer and preach that understanding. They are participant knowledge. Other participants other theologies. Much remains to be heard in the ear, and preached upon the housetops.


The priest who ended last Sunday’s Mass by asking the congregation to pray for the Yankees cannot have fully retained the awareness that, just moments before, he had received God into his body.

The Mass, which makes present again, in an unbloody manner, the sacrifice of Christ on the cross, is the liturgical action in which, through the work of the Holy Spirit, the ecclesial community lives fully its conformity to Christ.
—Father Timothy Verdon, The “Disputation on the Sacrament”: A Manifesto in which the Church Tells its Own Story.

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Went to an organ recital given by Diane Meredith Belcher at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Must have left my ears at home, since I was only moved by Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in A Minor. I am certain the playing was very good.


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