The Prayer over the Offerings at Mass yesterday reminds that we are not disembodied souls gathered for worship but sensate, fleshy, emotional creatures. We are apt for sensation, for experiencing changing moods and attitudes and feelings.
Through the Passion of your Only Begotten Son, O Lord,
may our reconciliation with you be near at hand,
so that, though we do not merit it by our own deeds,
yet by this sacrifice made once for all,
we may feel already the effects of your mercy.
Through Christ our Lord.
In this Holy Week we need to be sure to take our senses with us to the Liturgy, our bodies too. We are invited to feel, experience, respond to the mysteries rehearsed and remembered in our worship…
Man lying on a wall. LSLowry. In the collection of the Lowry, Salford Quays. (c) Allen Morris. 2016.