I went to Mass last night (I normally go in the morning) and noticed one of the parish staffers was an EMHC. This individual has been very difficult in dealing with others for years, and I for one just do my best to avoid her while on campus.
During communion I noticed how many people were “crossing over” to the other EMHC’s line. It was remarkable to watch. Once she had finished distributing communion, there were still a good 30-40 in the line adjacent to her (normally they just sorta automatically equalize themselves.)
Crossing over to avoid a difficult personality in that context is clearly not the right thing to do, but is it really prudent to allow someone who treats others poorly to become an EMHC in the first place?
Last night was a very visible, rather painful illustration of the effects of engaging in parish politics. Has anyone else every seen anything like this?