Hagen Engler
4 minute read
29 Aug 2021
6:30 am

Music, sex, and even work … Does anything sacred still hold any value?

Hagen Engler

What are our modern sacraments? Do we even still have anything considered valuable in this modern, digital world?

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The word “sacrament” is a portmanteau of the Latin words sacer and mentum, “sacred oath”, and one of its English meanings is “a thing of mysterious and sacred significance; a religious symbol”. The Christian or formerly Christian among us might recognise the word as a reference to the communion wine and wafers shared during Sunday masses and church services. What’s interesting to me is that those sacraments are rather mundane to begin with, but become invested with great significance by believers. Wafers of unleavened bread and wine or fruit juice become the very body and blood of Christ, for the...