The power of praise is a force for...
The power of praise is a force for
Have you ever wondered what is expected of you
We know we ought to fast at least one hour before Mass, be reverent during Mass, stand when everyone stands, kneel when everyone kneels, and piously receive Jesus in the Eucharist. However, when verse two of the recessional hymn comes to a close and we make that mad dash for the parking lot in order to beat the Baptists to the buffet…
For the faithful who truly encounter Christ during the Mass, participation in the Paschal Feast turns the evangelized into evangelizers.
The Christ we praise is the Christ we profess.
The Christ we love is the Christ we share.
The Christ who fills us also spills from us.
"The Paschal hymn, of course, does not cease when a liturgical celebration ends. Christ, whose praises we have sung, remains with us and leads us through church doors to the whole world...Charity, justice, and evangelization are thus the normal consequences of the liturgical celebration. Particularly inspired by sung participation, the body of the Word Incarnate goes forth to spread the gospel with force and compassion."
Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship, Section 1.8-9
Imagine what can happen when you and I leave the Mass with the intention that these "normal consequences of the liturgical celebration" flow from our lives.
May the power of praise propel us into our divine purpose!
Sent by Anna Feola on Monday, May 14 at 2:00PM