July 7, 2010

Rubrics and Beams

The other night I was having fun with one of the brothers as we remarked upon all of the little additions, subtractions, and quirks of different priests when they offer Mass.

The funny thing is that they often find these things annoying in each other!

If you yourself change the prayers in accord with what you imagine to be your theology, or leave things out because they don't suit you, or add things because it's your "presiding style," you don't get to criticize someone else who leaves out or changes other things because he thinks that they suit him!

1 comment:

Rachel Gray said...

"they often find these things annoying in each other!"

I didn't know that! I knew I sure find them annoying myself, of course...