Shockwaves of Bethlehem

In one of her striking reflections Annie Dillard described how we would behave at Mass if we understood its full impact.  We would strap ourselves to our seats, wear protective headgear, and be utterly attentive to the earth-shaking import of what was happening around us. We have many ways, she was pointing out, of avoiding what we would rather not face.  And so we argue over translations, rubrics and rites.  We distract ourselves with the […]