Week Of December 2nd

Week Of December 2nd

The Christian liturgy has never hesitated to speak, simultaneously, a  language of sin and a language of healing.  The simultaneous presence of both languages creates a tension that makes festivity possible.  For unless festivity can deal with the unavoidable ambiguity of real life——its scabs and its successes—-it becomes escapist.  By insisting that we acknowledge our pain—-our failure and our finitude—-the festivity of worship offers us the possibility of moving beyond it toward a vision of humanity healed and reconciled.

– Nathan Mitchell

 

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