Saturday, March 31, 2012

What entices and inspires?

We are not drawn to God by iron chains, like bulls and wild oxen. We are drawn by enticements, sweet attractions, and holy inspirations. – St. Francis de Sales

Ah, but what qualifies as “enticements, sweet attractions, and holy inspirations? That seems to vary from person to person. I might find a particular style of music inspiring, but another person might consider it noise and a distraction. I might think a particular piece of religious art is saccharine, another person might find it evocative. I might think a particular priest’s preaching nourishing and thought provoking, another person might find it dull.

That’s one of the reasons why I like to have different types of Masses each weekend to give people a choice.

Pax et bonum

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