People Actually Go to These Things!

One of our liturgical musicians at Blessed S. (a very fine one) went to one of these things–once. She was astounded to hear brow-furrowed Deep Thinkers asking, “What…. [thoughtful pause to indicate 'I'm a Deep Thinker'] is the theme of Advent? What are we trying to say?”

“Theme of Advent?” she replied. “Isn’t it obvious? Preparation for the coming of Christ!”

“Yes, yes. I suppose there is that. If you’re into being traditional. But what are we as liturgists trying to say? What is our theme? What do we want our parishes to be about?”

She never went back.

A reading from the gospel according to AmChurch Liturgists:

When they had finished breakfast, Liturgist said to Jesus, “Jesus, child of the Heavenly Parent, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Liturgist; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my ego.” A second time he said to him, “Jesus, child of the Heavenly Parent, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Liturgist; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend to my demands.” He said to him the third time, “Jesus, child of the Heavenly Parent, do you love me?” Jesus was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “Liturgist, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Liturgist said to him, “Feed my Pride.”


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