Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Awe before Him

Fr. Dwight Longenecker posted a reflection on a just-completed Forty Hours devotion at his church. The juxtaposition of the simplicity of the post with the all-encompassing awe felt mirrors that of the observance itself. I was honestly moved just reading it.

To the outsider I know this seems arcane, irrelevant and difficult to understand. To many Catholics it seems the same. They wonder why worship cannot be more 'relevant' and more easy to understand. Perhaps they wonder why the worship cannot be more joyful, more upbeat and more 'with it'. I cannot explain.