Worship | Ritual

“…what does this rite mean to you?” (Exodus 12:26).

The story is told of an ancient holy man who sat down to worship in his hermitage every evening. Because the cat living in the hermitage disturbed his concentration, he ordered that the animal be tied up during the worship. After the holy man died, the practice of tying up the cat during evening worship continued. And after the cat died, another cat was brought to the hermitage so that the tying up ritual could be continued every evening. Centuries later, learned treatises were still being written on the “Liturgical Significance of Tying up a Cat During Worship Services.”

If you are here skirting around the edges, just going through the…

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