Tag: sacrament


The created world is the primordial sacrament. – Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ

A Sick Person’s Complaint

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Edward Caswall. A Sick Person’s Complaint Hail holy Sacrament, The worlds great VVonderment, Mysterious Banquet, much more rare Then Manna, or the Angels fare; Each crum, though sinners on thee feed, Doth Cleopatra’s Perl exceed.… Continue Reading “A Sick Person’s Complaint”

Reverence and Respect

Thomas Merton tells us: Advertising treats all products with reverence and the seriousness due to sacraments. Likewise, sometimes we church people treat church rituals, sacraments, and sacramentals with more reverence and seriousness than with which we treat people. We need to remember the People… Continue Reading “Reverence and Respect”

Walking Humbly on the Earth

To live, we must daily break the body and shed the blood of creation. When we do it knowingly, lovingly, skillfully, reverently, it is a sacrament. When we do it ignorantly, greedily, destructively, it is a desecration. – Wendell Berry