God is not dependant on his creation. Therefore, God does not need our worship. Therefore, God gave us worship for our own benefit, to help us be aware of God’s presence.

If something we do brings us closer to God and not away from God it is of God. You know, Satan rebelling against himself and all that jazz.

However, discernment, as always, is needed, and I believe we have been part of such a process regarding the blessing of the elements of the eucharist for at least 40 years. Hopefully, in my opinion, we will reach a situation where those who need to be in the locality of the eucharistic prayer and those who do not need such a fixed reminder of God’s presence with us will respect each other’s faith and will understand that God does what God does for us not vice versa.



  1. Ok so let me see if I have this correct:

    The sanctification of the species of bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ come through the words that are spoken, not the contact of hands to cup & bread.

    So as long as the words are there, even through speakers on a computer, that counts.

    Do I have that right?

    So I guess the question then becomes, who is authorized to say those words? Do the words have to come from a specific person, one who has been ordained – or as long as the right words are there, it doesn’t matter who says them?