It is no longer so

Aug 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Spirituality

A return to France approaches and with it the realization that the prospect of attending a church service is remote. Walking through a village on the Somme in July, along a frontline where for four years life and death had intermingled in some horrifying embrace, it was clear that old stories and old ways no longer commanded authority. A sheet of paper inside a wooden box advised of Mass times in the area; there seemed to be one Sunday Mass which rotated around a succession of twenty-five different churches: Mass every six …