Simple Liturgy Enriches Grand Liturgy & Vice Versa

I actually would like it if a future Pope wore the Tiara. I don’t think we have to limit ourselves. For example, if the Popes in certain instances went back to using the royal we in language and in writing I think that would be awesome. I do not think it has to be either or, simplicity or magnificence, grandeur or humility. Both are beautiful, both are praiseworthy. The Church transcends time. Different times bring us into contact with perspectives on mystery that were more obscure to us in other times. That does not mean that we should begin to neglect the expressions of truth, beauty, and love that presented themselves more readily in times past or make ourselves open to new expressions of the same mysteries in the future.

https://i1.wp.com/wdtprs.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/20130314-170220.jpgA comprehensive return to old practices would probably be misguided on account that it would make the Church look “out of touch.” However, our primary concern must be for love of the Church and her riches. It is by love of God through the Church that we present the loving Wounds of Christ to a world in need. To celebrate the liturgical heritage of the Church at times in such a way that would not be particularly attractive to the world is a good thing in my opinion. It brings the Church into visible contact with the traditional symbols that represent to her the dignity and mystery of her institution through the celebration of herself and of the mystery of the Sacraments. In short, I believe there are times when we should not be so concerned about what will seem “out of touch” to the world because often these same things nourish the Church and thus the Body of Christ. If the Body of Christ is nourished it will in turn be more effective in its evangelical mission.

Here is something relevant: God is Love: Eucharist is Love: Church is Love

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