Thursday, March 8, 2018
I THOUGHT AS I READ THIS ARTICLE THAT IT WAS RATHER GOOD UNTIL I REALIZED IT WAS MOSTLY NEO-PELAGIANISM AND TOO ME ORIENTED AND WHAT I DO
This caught my fancy and made me realize why I so dislike the idea that I am processing to Jesus so that I can self actualize what I am allowing Jesus to do. Press this paragraph for the full NEO-Pelagian article:
While processing to Communion, do I realize that I am journeying toward the “Jerusalem above” to feast with angels and saints, with deceased friends and loved ones, with the entire mystical Body of Christ?
My comment on this author's NEO-Plagiaism: When the communicant actually kneels at the altar railing in the ultimate act of reverence, submission and humility before the Sacramental and transubstantially real presence of the sacrificed, crucified and Risen Lord Jesus, it is Jesus processing to me and all gathered at the altar railing to make me and all those on either side of me a part of Him, His Holy Body, the Church, which He is the Head and Bridegroom. My very presence at Mass and kneeling at the altar railing is in fact an act of God's initiative in our lives by His sanctifying and actual graces! It is all about Jesus processing to me first and all those kneeling in humble adoration and Thanksgiving and as a little child completely reliant on Holy Mother Church to feed me/us by hand, I open my mouth and roll out my tongue as I did when my mom fed me as her precious child!
While the scola chants and the faithful may join in sung prayer, IT IS NOT THE COMMUNION SONG THAT UNITES US, NO MATTER HOW INSPIRING, BUT JESUS CHRIST WHO PROCESSES TO US AND OFFERS HIMSELF TO US AS THE ACCEPTABLE SACRIFICE WHO UNITES US! Jesus does, not our communal chant!