Consecrated to the Heart of the Redeemer under the patronage of the Theotokos and Fr. Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.

27 August 2011

This Week in Catholic Liturgy: Super Duper God

The prophet Jeremiah puts palm to forehead, wondering "How could I have let myself be taken in?"  But "taken in" more properly may be rendered seduced.  "You could say that you're leading me on / but it's just what I want You to do; / Don't You notice how hopelessly I'm lost-- / That's why I'm following You."  God's spokespersons sign a contract--or rather, enter into a covenant--that seems all fine print; and yet so many stick around!  It must be worth it.

(Incidentally, who else notices the irony in Irene as a hurricane name?  eirene: peace!)

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