Christianity is a middle eastern religion, in intimate familial relationship with Judaism. Reparation is needed for returning. The sights and sounds of this returning should be mystical, Semitic and ancient, hovering in an incense shrouded air. The climate of this Reparation Returning is one of changelessness (Heb.13:8; Ex. 3:14; 2Cor.1:19-20; Jude 25). Western rites are sanitized versions of this mysterious drama. In this Returning, time vanishes and with bare feet* we approach the eerie secrets of an antiquity of which we are repaired. Here we have the impression of being sourced from Christian civiilzation. This is an interior state externalized in observable rite of reparative prayer. At this point the Theologian takes over from the anthropologist and the Remnant Reparator from the theologian.
“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise (16) Redeeming (Repairing) the time, because the days are evil. (17) Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.” -Eph. 5:15-17
“The Rosary is, for me, making the past better so the present and future are better than they would have been.” -Seraphim