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Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I found this little gem in my inbox this morning over a cup of hot joe. Thanks Sarah! I just about burned the inside of my nostrils off. DO NOT LAUGH WHILE DRINKING HOT COFFEE! It's not a good feeling. :) But this little ditty will be in my head all day. It must be that catchy, secular tune..
Gather Us In

Here in this place, our comfortable parish,
All of the statues carried away,
See in each face a vacuous visage,
Brought here by guilt or by R.C.I.A.

Gather us in, by Beammer or Hummer,
Gather us in, so we can feel good,
Come to us now in this barren Zen temple,
With only a shrub and an altar of wood.

We are the young, our morals a mystery,
We are the old, who couldn't care less,
We have been warned throughout all of history,
But we enjoy this liturgical mess.

Gather us in, our radical pastor,
Gather us in, our unveiled nun,
Call to us now, with guitars and bongos,
Hang up your cellphones and join in the fun!

Here we will take some wine and some water,
Whether it changes, we really don't care.
But when the Sign of Peace comes, our pastor,
Jumps from the altar and hugs like a bear.

Gather us in, the privileged and snobby,
Gather us in, the liberal elite,
Help us to form our personal Credo,
Give us a choice between white bread and wheat.

I don't know where it came from but it's just right.


Maurisa said...

Ah, yes. I recognize this one.

If I could change just one thing about our parish, and it would be just one thing, it would be getting rid of the contemporary songs. We sang one on Sunday that I ended up just closing the missal and not singing at all, it was so vacuous and insipid.

Aussie Therese said...

lol that is a great one. I really really hate Gather us in.

Sarah - Kala said...

The blog "Where Angels Go" put it on her blog and I should have credited her properly in my copy and paste email. . . .

sorry about your nostrils. Hope the hairs are still in tact. :)


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