April 13, 2008

Submerging the self

More from Bo Giertz:

"All liturgy demands the submerging of self. The individual shall become a part of a praying congregation. One must become so much a part of a fellowship with others that one can pray the same words as they, follow along in the rhythm of the worship, the Confession of Sins, and the praise, and feel the same joy and penitence as the others. Every Christian must be able to do that. He is a member of the body of Christ. He does not live to please himself, but is a part of an organism."

-"Liturgy and Spiritual Awakening"

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