It’s not that I think I’m so great or anything and we all have room for improvement, but what is the point of a homilist talking to an entire church full of people who are at Mass despite the COVID dispensation still being in place, telling them how spiritual sloth (defined as indifference, just not caring about God or being close to him) is the greatest threat of our time? First of all, we know, second of all, it’s not like most people bothering to come to Mass would be guilty of it.
If I looked I could find other outlets that seem to suggest those of us reading prayer pages aren’t praying enough, or that we’re “bad Catholics” in other ways.
It’s like being on a football team that practices pretty hard every week, even though people have the occasional off day or off week or mess up from time to time, and always having it insinuated that you’re still not good enough and you’re pretty much on the level with everybody who’s not working out at all, just sitting around watching TV and eating pizzas.
It’s occasionally rather depressing.