Quote of the day, considered during Mass, from “The idea of the holy : an inquiry into the non-rational factor in the idea of the divine and its relation to the rational”

By Rudolf Otto, 1923:

WHILE the feelings of the non-rational and numinous
constitute a vital factor in every form religion may take,
they are pre-eminently in evidence in Semitic religion and
most of all in the religion of the Bible. Here Mystery lives
and moves in all its potency.

Which I submit captures a part of the essence of the matter. And does much to explain the enduring appeal of the Latin Mass. “Mystery . . . in all its potency,” yes. It’s deep.