What To Do With A Few Spare Minutes?
I know, I can blog for a little bit.
1. A conversation continued from this post at the Undercroft:
The point I was trying to make has much more to do with our concept of God than it does with liturgy. For if we expect the solution to the crisis in Christianity to be that every person who calls himself a Christian find an ancient liturgical "Philosopher's Stone", what kind of God does that make the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob? Is the solution to all of this lie in an esoteric set of rituals known only to those who can sit through an hour ceremony in a dead language? I know evangelical Protestants and I very much doubt that God will judge them for not being able to do this.
Does God meet us where we are? Or is He playing a cruel joke on the vast majority of those who believe in Jesus Christ, even Roman Catholics? I am sorry, I thought that this Jansenist view of God died the death with the humble lines of a young Carmelite nun in nineteenth century France. Perhaps I am wrong, but if I am, we are all neck deep in cosmic hot water.
2. Refer to this post: How come many Roman Catholic traditionalists are so eager to condemn people for being outside the Papal Communion if they themselves are unwilling to receive Holy Communion from the hand of the Pope himself due to the ceremony that he uses (the Pauline Missal)? Does this make sense to anyone?