“There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.”
“Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable.”
“There’s a lot of grumbling among Catholics about the liturgy. Some folks complain that the homily is bad and the hymns are lousy. Others say they don’t get anything out of Mass, because it’s rote ritual. I don’t have any patience for any of this talk. all I can ever say is that I am the biggest liturgical abuse I find in every Mass I attend. I’m the only empty I thing I find in every Mass. It’s me who comes to Mass far less than fully prepared to meet my Maker. It’s my mind that rambles while the priest is up there praying on my behalf. Is it the priest who’s just going through the motions — or is it me?
“Everybody expects the Mass to deliver the goods. But we forget that love is an exchange of gifts, and that in every Mass, God expects us to deliver ourselves to him, too — totally, completely.”
~ David Scott
(via Happy Catholic)
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