The priest facing the people creates a smug little huddle that looks in on itself. If the image people are presented with day after day, Sunday after Sunday is the priest looking at the people over the altar and most especially prays to God whilst directing his gaze at the congregation, one might be led to suspect that God is to found there rather than elsewhere, beyond and above the immediate community.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Lay Involvement and Vatican II
Father Ray Blake has an interesting post about the roles of the laity since the Second Vatican Council. Well worth the read. A snippet: