By Timothy P. O'Malley
Are you BORED? probably not, given the unending possibilities at the present time to determine, proportion, put up, watch, and prefer. So are you bored? No means!
(Except might be at Mass.)
We wish the Mass to entertain, make us chuckle, supply us foot tapping song and sound-bite theology, and get it performed in lower than an hour. but each Sunday many people track out.
Author Tim O’Malley, in a sequence of reflections on every little thing of the Mass, demanding situations us to show the assumption of boredom on its head, calling boredom—the “good” boredom that opens us to the quiet inside area the place we will come across God—a “sweet gift.”
It is there that complete participation within the Mass turns into possible—the strength to be transfixed by means of a ritual, to consider the readings, to take pleasure in the Eucharist. To be fruitfully “bored again.”
Become a Bored back Catholic and rediscover the ability of the Mass to alter your lifestyles – and the total world.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Timothy P. O'Malley, Ph.D. is director of the Notre Dame heart for Liturgy within the McGrath Institute for Church existence. He teaches within the division of Theology on the collage of Notre Dame. He researches within the parts of liturgy, catechesis, and Christian spirituality. he's the writer of Liturgy and the recent Evangelization: working towards the artwork of Self-Giving Love (Liturgical Press, 2014). He and his spouse Kara reside in South Bend and feature one son.
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Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your Life by Timothy P. O'Malley