My future son-in-law was brought into the Church last year. He asked a few days ago about adoration of the cross. He couldn’t remember how it was done. I corrected him by saying that we have VENERATION of the cross, not ADORATION. I guess I was wrong, 'cause there it was, right in the missal (as he pointed out to me.) But how do I explain this? Are adoration and veneration the same thing? Is it WORSHIP that we mustn’t give anyone but God?
I know that the words worship and bow were used interchangeably in the Old Testament. Actually, I believe they are the same word in Hebrew, or something. :shrug:
Any thoughts or suggestions?