My desk at the office is directly under one of the speakers used to broadcast music throughout the entire retail store. Usually this stuff is '70's and '80's crap, except for the rock-n-roll "Christmas" music which expires on December 26th.
Yes, it's true. I suffer from abuse by employer. *snif*
Then I get to suffer from abuse at church!!
...A Church which only makes use of utility music has fallen for what is,
in fact, useless. . . . For her mission is a far higher one. As the
Old Testament speaks of the Temple, the Church is to be the place of
glory, and as such, too, the place where mankind’s cry of distress is
brought to the ear of God. The Church must not settle down with what is
merely comfortable and serviceable at the parish level; she must arouse
the voice of the cosmos and, by glorifying the Creator, elicit the
glory of the cosmos, itself, making it also glorious, beautiful,
habitable, and beloved...Jos. Ratzinger
Yup. Different speakers, same stuff, no matter the kinda-holy text of hymns or the actually holy texts of the Mass. When it's "utility music" it's no different from retail-store space-filler.
Clearly, Purgatory is not the only punishment.....
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