What LEX ORANDI LEX CREDENDI is all about
It is not we who, because of what we even correctly think, offer ourselves with Christ in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. That’s just so much chicken droppings. No, we don’t save ourselves, however much we might congratulate ourselves and spit on others who aren’t so clever as ourselves.
Instead, it is Christ Jesus who draws us to Himself as He is lifted up on the cross, He, who is pierced through, whom all peoples of the earth will look upon. He offers us with Himself to the Father.
In that, He would have us cooperate, agree to what is going on, in all truth, in all correctness.
ORTHODOXY, biblically and then ecclesially, doesn’t so much refer to correct teaching as to the glory of truth of God that we only come to know through being drawn into adoration, so that we are primarily talking about correct worship, and from that comes our correct teaching, setting all things straight, that we are sinners who receive the graces of redemption and salvation from our Savior, who is God and Man, the Son of the Immaculate Virgin, and all this by way of the Sacrifice of the Mass, through, with and in which we are in humble thanksgiving before this greatest glory of the truth of goodness and kindness of God’s solidarity with us. [Being half-German, I like long sentences!] In all that I’m not trying to pull a “will before intellect” Franciscan thing, for, instead, the Son of God, who draws us into adoration, is Truth Himself. Think about it.
Comment: I’m really tired of the tiresome “orthodox” priests and bishops who, that is, those few among them, who are making a show of orthodoxy, but nevertheless remain entirely aloof from the sufferings of the brethren, lest they not be considered to have distanced themselves sufficiently from anything, you know, that which really reflects how Christ Himself — the Son of God — reached into this truly damned quagmire of ours so as to pluck us out and bring us to Himself.
Why be so aloof, so distant? Because one might think one might get dirty that way, you know, in the opinion of those other “orthodox” people who are our own worshipers of ourselves, and who would criticize our eating and drinking with those who are assumed to be sinners but are not or are no longer, for they have, instead, been brought close to “Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable myriads of angels in festal gathering” (Hebrews 12,22).
A picture beseeching us to be in solidarity in our othodox worship:
Having said all that, I’m no great example of solidarity or anything else. But don’t let the messenger discredit the message, or we’re all lost, right?
Here’s a chance to be in solidarity: HERE! There is a specific request made about sharing the link to that story. You might get some blood on you, sitting there with the Immaculate Conception. Resist the temptation to remain aloof and distance yourself. Get that blood all over yourself!