Thursday, July 5, 2007
The silence before the storm
Well, there seems to be a call to silence in the net for any information regarding the MP. This is a good thing. Why? Because there is too much rumor and speculation right now regarding the text of the document. Rumors include a designation of an "ordinary" and "extraordinary" rite (which would be very bad thing) as well an ad experementum period. These rumors, often sparked by unreliable Internet news sources, will only throw gasoline on the fire. If the MP is to be effective than a panic can not be caused among liberals. If you're attempting to get rid of a bees nest you don't throw a brick into it first.
Instead of speculation regarding the document we should do a couple of things.
1. Pray. Prayer is the most powerful tool we have. It has brought us this far and will strengthening us in the future. Prayer is that which connects us to God and with God all things are possible. So let us pray for the best possible outcome for this document.
2. Prepare. Let us prepare to give thanks. Let us prepare to encourage our priests to embrace this movement within the Church as well as embracing the Holy Father in this decision.
These two things will help us not to gossip and not to chase rumors. For anybody who reads my blog you should now that I don't advocate chasing rumors. Many rumors fall short (Remember May 5, Pentecost, Easter, Christmas, etc.?) Now this has moved beyond the rumor stage so let us give thanks for the hope we now have.