“We all have our routines, but they must have a purpose and provide an outcome that we can see and take some comfort from, or else they have no use at all. Without that, they are like the endless pacings of a caged animal. If they are not madness itself, then they are a prelude to it.”

The Woodsman, The Book of Lost Things

I take comfort from what the  routine of the liturgy provides for us: mercy, love, forgiveness, communion, grace, Jesus. Without these things, the liturgy simply would be madness.