Praise is what allows us to get over ourselves, to enter into the logic of ‘overflow,’ a dynamic movement toward God and others characterized by a kind of self-forgetfulness.
Self-forgetfulness allows us to get out of the way so that we may be inundated with God's lavish mercy and graciousness. During the Liturgy, we step out of ourselves and into God, allowing God to be all in all.
Our Brother Jerome in a photograph by Brother Brian. Quotation by Richard Gaillardetz.