I am currently reading four books.
One is Scott Hahn's "The Lamb's Supper."
Can I share a quote? I read this during my prayer/reading time this morning.
"We offer ourselves and all that we have. Not because we're so special, but because we know the Lord can take what is temporal and make it eternal, take what is human and make it divine. The Second Vatican Council spoke powerfully of the offering of the laity: "Their work, prayers and apostolic endeavours, their ordinary married and family life, their daily labour, their mental and physical relaxation...all of these become spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. During the celebration of the Eucharist these sacrifices are most lovingly offerred to the Father along with the Lord's body. Thus as worshippers whose every deed is holy, the lay faithful consecrate the world itself to God." ( Lumen Gentium 34)"
Hahn also writes, with regard to the Mass, that
~ " Homilies don't have to entertain us."
Ouch. Father's homily yesterday, on praying well, was an example of this.
Not entertaining but requiring me to question myself. Another ouch.
Am I praying for God's will or for what I or dh want?
Is my work and life a spiritual sacrifice?