Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Symptom of My Disease

The liturgical celebrations of the Church are (or are supposed to be!) filled with signs that point to supernatural realities. There is a piece at Catholic Exchange today that discusses the significance of the vestments worn by priests and deacons when they celebrate the mass. I started to read it this morning before work, but I stopped less than halfway through. Why? Because the thought came to me that I was only setting myself up for more disappointment. If I know what the vestments could be teaching us, I'll only be disappointed when I note how the vestments at the masses I attend fall short.

I want to know more, but I'm afraid that I'll be happier in ignorance.

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