Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Over simplification in the Liturgy

Can lead to a lack of the sense of the sacred...

And the sacred becomes trivialized.

And this from all occasions, during the International Eucharistic Congress!

A monstrance that looks like an oversized reading glass of Sherlock Holmes or the miniature magnifying glass of Count Olaf...

A drinking glass that should hold root beer instead of a candle for the altar...

And a thurible that looks more like a scented oil burner than an incense burner...

What has happened to us?

We spend more on trivial matters rather than spending more for the things that of the Lord!

"But TPC!  The poor need the money more!"

Oh yeah?!

You sound like this...

The entire Gospel passage is here from the RSV:
"Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Laz'arus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. There they made him a supper; Martha served, and Laz'arus was one of those at table with him. Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was to betray him), said, "Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?" This he said, not that he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box he used to take what was put into it. Jesus said, "Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of my burial. The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me." (John 12:1-8)


  1. If they will say the Poor needs money more rather leave anything to the Lord, They sound like Judas Iscariot...

    And If we spend more things to make our own PARTIES
    livelier why not for the Mass to be more sacred?

  2. The thurible resembles an orc skull/ some orcish accessory.