23 January 2011

For it is good...

Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant and a song of praise is fitting. - from the Laudate Psalm: 147:1

I think the human race divides over this:  whether it is good to sing praises to God and whether songs of praise are fitting; or whether it is one colossal waste of time.

In the Church, we have come to the conviction that it is not only good, not only fitting, it is actually what we were created for and in which we become fully the creatures God made us to be.  Homo adorans alone is fully man.  To stand coram Deo and extoll His gifts - this is the greatest joy that a human being can know and in doing so, one becomes the human creature God Himself created rather than in the stingy silence that refuses to acknowledge gift and Giver in musical strains - the image of how we were corrupted by Satan.

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