@Rhemes - Well, the whole point of the joke I recalled was that God does not do for us what we can do for ourselves. The light bulb can easily be replaced by means of a step ladder and a fresh bulb; it is for the Benedictine to unscrew the blown bulb, and replace it with the new.
Prayer without good works, i.e. doing ones part to advance the Church's betterment, is quite useless indeed.
The irony of the joke is that the Benedictines are the one of the oldest orders in the church; they strive … [More]
@Rhemes - that rather reminds me of the joke about the light bulb that blew, and the religious orders in the Church...... I believe twas the Benedictine who approached the problem by kneeling under the blown light bulb, in the dark praying, but nothing happened.
What do you think will introduce them "to the timeless sacred beauty of the Traditional Latin Mass, and all the Church's Sacred and Holy Traditions"?
Wishful thinking doesn't cut it. To achieve a goal (any goal) the appropriate training, education, and effort must be applied. Perfecting their “gangsta-swag” won't help these young skulls full of mush to learn traditional Catholic piety yet this is typical of the boy/girl, good-time, plastic banana, rock & roll sham known as World Youth Day.