Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Lenten Reading

From my Lenten reading today:

But for versatility and variety in love, give me the bent head, and the closed eyes, and the genuflected knee, and a prostration on the floor, and a shower of holy water. I challenge the angels to even remotely contrive the variety of ways we can show our love: a little palm on Palm Sunday, ashes on a forehead on Ash Wednesday, purple vestments on the priest in sad seasons and white ones in other seasons, flowers on the altar on feast days, and at other times a stripped altar, a Gloria in one Mass and none in another. Good God, how fascinated we must be if we just watch thse things in terms of love!

If you are interested in the book you can buy it here.

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