Preparing for a speech on the Importance of Liturgy for the renewal of Faith. Any thoughts are appreciated.
It is important that we give glory and our thanksgiving to God our creator and remember Christ as he asked us to do, for our sanctification and to proclaim the Gospel. It is a great work of the faithful, a joyous celebration of the Resurrection, and an a prayerful intercession for others.
The CCC has great info. Here is just one excerpt:
1083 The dual dimension of the Christian liturgy as a response of faith and love to the spiritual blessings the Father bestows on us is thus evident. On the one hand, the Church, united with her Lord and "in the Holy Spirit,"5 blesses the Father "for his inexpressible gift6 in her adoration, praise, and thanksgiving. On the other hand, until the consummation of God’s plan, the Church never ceases to present to the Father the offering of his own gifts and to beg him to send the Holy Spirit upon that offering, upon herself, upon the faithful, and upon the whole world, so that through communion in the death and resurrection of Christ the Priest, and by the power of the Spirit, these divine blessings will bring forth the fruits of life "to the praise of his glorious grace."7
This section should be particularly helpful: vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P2T.HTM
I love this description:
1074 “The liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; it is also the font from which all her power flows.”