Friday 14 February 2014

Meaningful signs of peace

Some years ago, at least in India and perhaps also in Rome, there was the great effort on the part of priests to make the liturgy meaningful. "Let us offer each other a meaningful sign of peace." And there was this young salesian who would screw up his face in a great effort to put meaning into his sign of peace. Perhaps now we realize, with some prompting from Benedict XVI, that the liturgy contains great meaning in itself, and that we need to dwell in it, and live it, let it overflow into life, and then the meaning will surface, will flow...

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