Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"We are called to Mass on Sundays, we are called to cease laboring...")

Lyrics by Father Bill Baer, former rector of the SJV Seminary, at Transfiguration Parish [Music by David Haas]

Why don't people go to Mass on Sundays? "A Distaste for Obligation?"

"Still, is it not "right" to give Him thanks and praise? And if, indeed, we are called to "act with justice," is it not an act of justice toward God -- who has created us, redeemed us, and sanctified us -- that we offer Him fitting worship? There are many obligations in life -- fidelity to one's spouse, for example -- which need not stunt a mature, free, and sincere self-offering.

There is no good reason why we cannot, or should not, worship God both because we wish to and because we ought to. "

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