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a kind of daft doing the dishes

...to see the priest as a kind of daft housewife, overdressed for the kitchen, in bulky robes, puttering about the altar, washing up after having served so great a meal to so many people. It brought the mass home to me and gave it meaning... This was my first image of the mass, my door in, as it were, and it has served me well for years.

Kathleen Norris. The Quotidian Mysteries : Laundry, Liturgy and “Women’s Work”.
“1998 Madeleva Lecture in Spirituality” (Paulist Press, 1998) : 3 : link

Kathleen Norris (1947- ), poet, essayist. wikipedia : link

31 January 2023