To live in denial

To see the world as rigorously liturgical is to see it through the lens of relationship and with an eye on everything that is otherwise trivialized and degraded, to be alive to our own liturgies locally and globally. Look around for a screen, a billboard or a conversation overheard, and you may well hear the call to pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, the call to live in denial of relationship to the room, house, neighborhood, city, country or world within which you live and move and have your being. But to live in such denial is to live in diminishment. It is to cut yourself off from your own life.

David Dark
Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious