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Adoration isn’t flattery

Good morning!  Today my second post, “Adoration isn’t flattery,”  is up at the Register. While I get used to my new writing schedule, blogging here may be a little spotty, but I have no intention of letting this blog wither away!  Please keep checking back (don’t forget you can subscribe:  see the top right sidebar), and I would love to see you over at the Register, too.

Thanks so much for the congratulations and good wishes!  I was really pleased at the reception my first post got.  This second one is not so angrifying.  It starts like this:

When I was younger, I always felt a little cheesy praising God.

I knew that the proper order of prayer is ACTS: adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, supplication. I always felt fluent in the last three, but adoration was tricky. It was hard to shake the feeling that I was buttering God up in preparation for asking for a favor: “Heyyy, Lord, looking good there. Glorious! I mean, really, just omnipotent today! Love the whole endless goodness thing. With the angels, and the loving sacrifice, and so on. Really grade-A work. So! Um, now that I’m here, I was wondering if you could, um, increase vocations, heal my friend’s cancer, and help me move my couch this weekend … “

Not exactly Psalm material …

Read the rest at the Register.

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