The modern habit of doing ceremonial things unceremoniously is no proof of humility; rather it proves the offender's inability to forget himself in the rite, and his readiness to spoil for every one else the proper pleasure of ritual. - C.S. Lewis A Preface to Paradise Lost
Hmmm. So many applications. So much to think over. Tevia you were right! Tradition- is so important. One of my favorite scenes in Fiddler is the Sababth Dinner. It is so beautiful. It is the story's plumb line. The Table of the Lord- both corporate and familial is the plumb line of every story recognized or not. It is God that protects, defends, provides.
There is a proper pleasure, the gift of becoming insignificant, a true perspective that transcends the all the substancy stuff and etcetera of life.