What if I were a peasant?

As I was walking home this morning, I slipped into mass at our neighborhood church.   The morning light danced through the windows as I bathed in the sound of the prayers.  I had to wonder.  What was it like 1000 years ago?   How would life as a peasant in a medieval European kingdom affect one’s sense of the divine?  So many of the words and images seemed outdated to me, and yet, I couldn’t help but feel that something has been lost.  Imagine if everyone in the village were there, and this was a daily ritual of unity and unison.  Where is the spiritual center of our village now?


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