Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sacred Chrism

Last night I sang with the City Choir for our diocesan Chrism Mass. At this annual celebration, all of the priests of the diocese come together with the Bishop to renew their vows, and the oils to be used in Sacraments for the year are blessed and consecrated.

Many a stray and profound thought went through my mind during the liturgy, but I couldn't help but think of this new way I've learned to care for my skin, and its connection with the Sacraments. Water washes us clean on the outside, true. But oil can literally suck the decay out of us and preserve and seal into us the vitality our skin needs.

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