for solace only, not for strength; pardon only, not for renewalPosted: September 20, 2012
My favorite of the Eucharistic prayers is Eucharistic Prayer C. That’s the one that says:
At your command all things came to be: the vast expanse of
interstellar space, galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses,
and this fragile earth, our island home.
In talking to my spiritual director last week she pointed me to another passage of this payer. It was the passage that says:
Deliver us from the presumption of coming to this Table for solace only, and not for strength; for pardon only, and not for renewal.
I wish we used Prayer C more often at St. John’s, because my spiritual director is right. It’s something I need to remember.
I’ll work on it.