I thought this quote was so powerful and profound, I just had to share …
Concerning active participation during the Liturgy, Pope Benedict XVI, then Cardinal Ratzinger, clarifies,
“If there is to be real participatio actuosa, there must be silence. In this silence, together, we journey inward, becoming aware of word and sign, leaving behind the roles which conceal our real selves.
In silence man ‘bides’ and ‘abides’; he becomes aware of ‘abiding’ reality. Liturgy’s tension, tautness, does not come from ‘variety’ … but from the fact that it creates a space in which we can encounter what is truly great and inexhaustible, something that does not need ‘variety’ because it suffices, namely, truth and love.”
“Abide in Me and I will abide in you.” —John 15:4