More wisdom from Rory Cooney – I think he’s very right about this! — Ed.
Over the years, as I’ve reflected on my life as a human being, husband, father, and Catholic, I’ve come gradually to the conclusion that “being right,” that most prized of Catholic virtues, is overrated. I have learned this from Jesus Christ, who “though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped.” You can’t be more “right” than being God, and yet Christ laid all that aside, and “became sin” for us (2 Corinthians 5:21). What matters most is not being right, but being one. … No matter what translations we use (or even if we should stick with Latin and Greek, for that matter), it will be of some comfort to know that our actions speak louder than words, more beautifully and convincingly than our music. At least, that is, until the parousia, when words and deeds will be reconciled, and all will be one.
From Rory Cooney, “All Together Now,” Pastoral Music 34:3( March 2010) 11-13.