For those of you who complain …
I get it now.
I won’t say where I went to Mass today, but I get it now. I completely get why traditional Catholics get upset at what they see happen at Mass.
Let me put it to you this way: the EMHC didn’t even know how to put communion on my tongue. No. Kneelers.
What I saw today … :eek:
I tried to rationalize, “At least these people are going to Mass. At least they tried to be reverent.” I nearly cried watching how communion was being handled.
I’m so glad when I came back to the Catholic church I did not go to my parish at first but went to Divine Liturgy and then to one I know has more traditional “leanings.”
I used to to think that some of you guys were just being nit picky and overly sensitive. Not anymore. I kept praying to God to help me get present, help me not judge. So I just closed my eyes. I felt like I was being entertained. The tabernacle wasn’t even up on this altar that looked like some rock. And communion felt like there was a wait staff at the altar.
I realize that were this the only parish then I would have to go to it. But fortunately it is not. One of the things I love about the Church is Tradition. I sort of wondered if I was at some sort of protestant revival.
I feel so badly at how I am reacting, but still…I wondered if this is why the belief in the Real Presence is diminishing, because of the way communion is being treated in some Masses. I keep saying to myself, “There are different styles of Masses for different types of Catholics.”
Just some thoughts. I’m really trying not to judge but I am failing miserably.