Day: December 22, 2017

Competition and Collegiality

Then, in all his eccentricity, in all his strange dress and inflammatory words, John the Baptist actually gives the right answer to his disciples. He says, quite clearly, “I am not the one. I am not the Messiah.” His words should be a constant reminder for anyone these days, for anyone who receives adulation and attention from people.

Feast Day of Henry Budd

I had no idea at the time, of course, that this wonderful amalgamation of local culture into liturgy was very typical and in keeping with our theology that we make God accessible to the people by making the liturgy accessible to the people, and with its own local flavor, even in the middle of a very set liturgy.