On Monday, the Atlanta Province Assembly of Bishops and Priests heard Father Robert Barron speak about the priesthood.
He first spoke about worship as adoration which in Latin literrally means "mouth to mouth." We breathe in God's breath and exhale God's praise, a lovely image.
Worship is also reconciliation, which contains the Latin word cilia which is eyelash. We are together with God eyelash to eyelash.
Orthodoxy is also about worship which means right praise. The question each of us must ask is what do we worship? What is the highest worth to us? Sin is falling away from right worship and making something or someone else the center of our praise which is wrong worship.
The most radical thing Fr. Barron said is that Vatican II has yet to be implemented properly. It is not primarily a Council to modernize the Church but rather a Missionary Council. It seeks the "Christofication" of the world, to evangelize the world by speaking to the world that is secular, atheistic, agnostic and religious.
A sign of doing this with beneficial effects is the role of Pope John Paul and the Church in the fall of Communism. Right praise is meant to change the world.
However we are not to compromise ourselves in this dialogue. Vatican II opened windows to let God's light out, to let God's breath to blow into the world. It did not tear down the walls of the Church but maintained and reiterated dogmatic truths from the 20 centuries of the Church.
More to come. I'm posting this from my IPhone so please excuse mistakes.