How does one keep from "growing old inside"? Surely only in community. The only way to make friends with time is to stay friends with people…. Taking community seriously not only gives us the companionship we need, it also relieves us of the notion that we are indispensable.
Prayer for many is like a foreign land. When we go there, we go as tourists. Like most tourists, we feel uncomfortable and out of place. Like most tourists, we therefore move on before too long and go somewhere else.
The Church cannot be content to live in its stained-glass house and throw stones through the picture window of modern culture.
Observermanship is the art of giving the impression that you are with it even though you don't know Latin very well.