Thursday, September 1, 2022

Tidying up...

  "Speak for your servant is listening." - I Samuel 3:10b

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"Above all, we must get to church early 
in order to 'tidy up' inwardly.  
We must have no illusions about our condition 
when we enter the church; 
we must frankly face our restlessness, confusion, disorder. 
To be exact, we do not yet really exist as persons - at least 
not as persons God can address, expecting a fitting response.  
We are bundles of feelings, fancies, thoughts, 
and plans all at cross-purposes with each other. 

The first thing to do, then, 
is to quiet and collect ourselves.  
We must be able to say honestly:  
Now I am here.  I have only one thing to do - 
participate with my whole being in the only thing 
that counts, the sacred celebration. 
I am entirely ready."

Romano Guardini
Preparing Yourself for Mass
(A Must Read!)

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