Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Word on Wednesday, Wednesday, August 29, 2012- Benedict XVI

(Note:  I don't often go to the same source twice in a row, but, look who I'm quoting!)

The worship of the golden calf is a self-generated cult. When Moses stays away for too long, and God himself becomes inaccessible, the people just fetch him back. Worship becomes a feast that the community gives itself, a festival of self-affirmation. Instead of being worship of God, it becomes a circle closed in on itself: eating, drinking, and making merry. 

Benedict XVI, Spirit of the Liturgy.

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