This blog post came to me indirectly. It may be one of the most powerful, penetrating and convicting words I have ever received. Be prepared. Sometimes it takes a layman (or woman in this case) to remind us of our calling.
Sacerdote, celebra tu misa como si fuera tu primera misa, como si fuera tu última misa, como si fuera tu única misa. (Translation in the blog post)
This brief article is so helpful, not only for marriage and celibacy, but for many other issues of life. Marriage and Celibacy: Lifelong Grace One Day at a Time | First Thoughts |
Remind me of this if I ever suggest that we should abandon the traditional Anglican liturgy. Sure, we may someday need to offer a service in a contemporary format. No problem. But it will be an addition, not a replacement.
The ACNA task force has been working for the last two years to produce a new, more thorough catechism. The first draft has arrived and is available for downloading. I have read through it once quickly. It is going to be great resource for us and for our children for years to come. Thanks be to God!