Friday, March 4, 2011

Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi, Lex Vivendi

Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi, Lex Vivendi
The law of prayer is the law of belief is the law of life.

I started this Facebook group just last night. Please help me spread the word. Maybe we can convert the lukewarm, and do our small part to help Faith act in the world.

We hold firmly, and with all our hearts, that we will believe as we worship. The prayers of the Holy Mass contain more theological genius than any of us will ever fully comprehend. Besides that, the grace offered to us at the Holy Mass is astounding in its saving power. 

The amazing benefits of the Mass will shape profoundly our beliefs. Unfortunately, poorly celebrated Masses will also do enormous damage to our faith. We can see this clearly in our world today. So many Masses are celebrated poorly. They lack reverence, they lack a sense of the sacred... in short, they lack fear of the Lord. We're also seeing a painful drop in vocations, a decline is Mass attendance, and a lack of belief in that which the Church has always taught. 

Poorly celebrated Masses have contributed enormously to the emergence of pro-abortion "Catholics", contracepting Catholics, indifferent Catholics, lukewarm, pro-homosexual 'marriage', and heretical Catholics of all stripes. 

We've heard the phrase before, "Save the Liturgy, Save the World." I see no reason that this is not so. If we believe the Faith that has been passed down to us by Holy Tradition, how can we act otherwise? 

As St. Paul says, "Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man, speaking by the Spirit of God, saith Anathema to Jesus. And no man can say the Lord Jesus, but by the Holy Ghost." (1 Corinthians 12:3) When we act with the Spirit, in accordance with what we know to be True, how can we sin? We fall short only when we don't allow the Spirit to work through us. We can never even begin to understand the Holy Ghost unless we allow our hearts and minds, our consciences, to be formed by our true worship in the Holy Mass.  

Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi, Lex Vivendi! 
A good Mass can make a saint out of every one of us.

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