Opening Up To The Liturgy

The liturgy of the Mass is rich in tradition and beauty. Attempts to reconcile the truth of the Mass with human ways of thinking most often end in confusion. The heart which approaches faith from the perspective of a child-like simplicity is opened to enter into God’s presence in the divine mysteries of the liturgy.

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4.24)

Divine Mysteries

Authentic worship is simple:
In humble hearts, the truth’s embraced;
Detached, open, and flexible
To the Spirit’s movements of grace.

The simple heart asks for mercy:
That grace may purify and heal;
So it may be prepared to see
What divine mysteries conceal.

The Word yields faith for those open
To listen to the Word in whole:
Absorbing the Word’s light within;
Enlightening depths of the soul.

The Eucharist is mystery:
The bread of life, which we receive,
Through ancient prayers of liturgy,
For faithful hearts who just believe.

With child-like simplicity,
Hearts gaze upon the Lord’s beauty.

Jesus said, ‘I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was Your gracious will.” (Matthew 11.25-26)

Lord, open my heart to Your presence in the divine Mysteries of the liturgy, that I may welcome you with faith founded on child-like simplicity. Amen.