23 January 2008

The parish....

It’s in the parish where the loftiest of doctrines and the simplest of devotions both find their home. It’s where the believer and the uncertain can mingle and re-discover God together. It’s where the priest and the parishioner are neighbors, where tabernacles aren’t far from shopping centers, where sacrifices are offered daily in the midst of a bustling city. At times, it’s like a Trappist monastery, and at others, like a zoo. As my pastor once told me, “The parish is really where it’s all at.”

hat tip: Golden is Thy Fame

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