Monday, March 23, 2009

The Mass

Is it really just enough to show up at Mass? Often while at Mass I see people fidgeting. They look uncomfortable, as though they are not really content in being there and anxious to reach the point when they can leave. Just an observation...I don't know what is in the hearts and minds of individuals, God did not bless me with that gift. I do not desire or pretend that I am so pious that I am in any position to judge others. Jesus warned about that on numerous occasions. The Catholic Church states "the Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life" here is some food for thought...are we participants or observers at Mass? Jesus Christ the 2nd Person of the Holy Trinity present in the Holy Eucharist or not? Is the Nicene Creed by which we profess our faith true or not? Is the Mass sacred? Is the Mass a special time when the events at Calvary are reoccurring? After we receive the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, God in flesh, Creator of the Universe, omnipotent Being, is something going on with us, or is it not a big deal, just another obligatory thing part of my religion? These are questions every Catholic must ultimately ask themselves. They are the most important questions about our faith that we have to accept. If you do accept them as being true, then it must follow that this is the most important time that you can spend, of all the things you do in your life. You wouldn't show up at a wedding of a good friend, or you child's birthday party, or any special occasion bored disinterested and ready to leave. That would be rude, wouldn't it? In my humble opinion, if we truly believed that Jesus Christ, the Only Son of the Father was present in each of those churches and chapels throughout the world where the Mass is being said, we would kick the door down to be there....

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