Tuesday, June 06, 2006

The Importance of Liturgy as Borrowed Language

Building from some quotes from a Garrison Keillor interview, Alastair has some great thoughts on the importance of liturgy in Christian worship. Here's a foretaste:
The language of worship that is given to us by Scriptures and the Christian tradition informed by the Scriptures is one that is quite unnatural to us. It is God’s purpose that, as we use this language, it will become increasingly natural to us. The words, although they are borrowed, are no longer entirely alien to us, for they have converted us to themselves.

The entire post is well worth your time.

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