Monday, March 14, 2011

Changes are a comin'

The collect (i.e. opening prayer) that we heard at yesterday's Mass (1st Sunday in Lent) was:

"Father, through our observance of Lent, 
help us to understand the meaning 
of your Son's death and resurrection, 
and teach us to reflect it in our lives."

Meh.... okay. Definitely bland compared to the new, more accurate (and much more rich) translation of the collect that we'll pray on the 1st Sunday of Lent starting next year:

"Grant, almighty God,
through the yearly observance of holy Lent,
that we may grow in understanding
of the riches hidden in Christ
and by worthy conduct pursue their effects."

Coming Advent 2011!