He said, “Adaptation is necessary at times.” There will be more emergencies and pandemics, and debate over how to deal with this in relation to the Eucharist. This is a good thing. Liberal democracy demands debate. However, it is not possible to ignore or neglect the importance of God worship during debate. Liberal democracy cannot forget God.”
From November 2014 to February 20,21, Cardinal Sarah was the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Pope Francis accepted his resignation.
According to Church norms, the cardinal had resigned to the pope at his 75th birthday in June 2020.
Sarah, who was head of the liturgy section, was also the highest-ranking African prelate at Vatican, where he held key posts since 2001.
Sarah stated that his book focuses on the sacraments and prayer.
He said that a Christian life must be built upon three pillars: crux and hostia. The Virgin Mary, the host, the cross and the host are the three pillars of a Christian life. These are the three pillars upon which you can build a Christian lifestyle.
According to the cardinal, being prefect at the Vatican’s divine worship ministry really made him realize the importance of the liturgy as an exceptional moment to “face God face-to-face and be transformed by him as both a child and a true worshiper”
He added that “Liturgy” must be beautiful, sacred, and silent.
He cautioned against making the Mass a spectacle or a gathering of friends and removing God’s worship from the center of the Mass.
He said, “I will encourage that liturgy become more sacred, more holy, and more silent because God is quiet, and we encounter God silently, in adoration.” I believe that it is important to bring the people of God into the liturgy. It is possible to show the beauty and reverence to people, as well as to remain silent during liturgy. This will deepen our encounter with Christ.
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Sarah also spoke highly of silent eucharistic worship as a way to meet Christ in a way that can truly change your life.
The cardinal commented on modern society and said, “God has been forgotten.”
“We all live like God doesn’t exist.” All around us, confusion reigns. Too many would make our lives less meaningful and reduce our ability to pursue fleeting pleasures.
He said that Christians should return to the core of their faith in order to respond.
He said, “We need a retreat from this world, withdrawal in the desert, where can we relearn fundamentals, such as monotheism and the revelation of Jesus Christ, God, us and God’s word, our sin and dependence on his mercy.”