Friday, April 3, 2015
Ugh, that foot washing thing has become such an annoying reminder of the idiocy that is circling us when we show up to mystically pray our way through our Lord's Passion. There we stand trying to celebrate the divinity of the institution of two sacred sacraments and they are cluelessly being led from the company of angels, saints, 2000 years of Apostles at the presence of the first ordination and the first Eucharist in the upper room and they are led out to focus on the service of washing feet.
If they could only see themselves in the mystical moments. I can't stand it!
All the Martha's are flitzing about in some other god forsaken place and they are washing stuff while Christ pours out His Divinity to perform miracles.
We should stop doing it. Does the Latin Rite practice the Triduum? I can't imagine them putting on the circus around the sacred institution of ordination and the Eucharist.
I can't stand it!
In spite of this, I was moved by the beauty and reverence of the Liturgy I attended on the holiest nights of our year. It was done by men deeply in love with Christ and Hiss Church and His Sacrament. The love and belief was obvious.
I hope you are able to find a refuge and pray with Christ on this night in His life. Don't rob yourself because of a few minutes of foolishness.
I thought and prayed for many who are struggling though the crucible around us. The asinine antics, the fleeing and craven shepherds and lay people following them. The parish I was at sang Lift High the Cross. A favorite I hadn't heard in a while. As I was singing the lyrics, I thought "there it is in all its simplicity".
Lift High the Cross.
There are few who are willing to do it. But the witness brings great courage and it attracts better than free booze at a Knights of Columbus hall.
Good times are ahead. There is a reason why St John Paul kept repeating "be not afraid".
Where Thou goest, we will go. The maroons will follow.
Don't forget Divine Mercy Novena begins today.