Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Thanks and Liturgy

“Religious service is essentially a work of praise, of giving glory to God. Though it is communal work, and in a sense it helps to create community, it is derived from the primordial action of the individual human being, and action more basic to us—when we are authentically ourselves—than even eating or drinking or sleeping; namely, giving thanks. For prior to everything else we do, and whether or not we think of ourselves as ‘religious,’ we exist, and liturgy begins by acknowledging that fact with gratitude.”
Stratford Caldecott, Beauty for Truth's Sake

1 comment:

Bark Savage said...

Mr. Wilbur. We sang one of your hymns at church today, and I was struck as I always am when we do so at the wonderful beauty of your music and how well it brings to light the words and the Word. Typically I'm moved to want to try a sort of Irish folk song version of your music, but after church today I took a stab at doing something more electronic. Thought I would share and say thank you for writing such great music.


Mr. Standfast