Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesday of Holy Week

"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 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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