Today someone did not want to hold hands with me during the Our Father (but held hands with someone else) as Mass and It made me feel terrible.
During the 5:30 Saturday Mass at Church I got there early to go to confession becuase I had not been to confession in a long time. After I had confessed, I was sitting in the 2nd pew from the front sitting all by myself minding my own business feeling good after having gone to confession.
As soon as Mass started this regular Church going mother I usually see and her 24-something year old daughter came up to me, pointed, and asked me if anyone was sitting to my left. I said no go ahead so they went and sat to my left with the daughter sitting between me and her mom.
Everything was fine until we got up from kneeling to say the Our Father when the 24- something year old daughter who I also have seen as a regular and an altar server jumped to the left of her mom becuase she did not want to hold hands with me.
If this person had such a problem with me why sit next to me in the first place?
She obviously had no problems holding hands with her mom and the person to her left.
I am now thinking that not holding hands with anyone during the Our Father is the best solution to this practice of holding hands. I would have been O.K. with someone who did not hold hands with anyone at all but this person did not want to hold hands with me during the Our Father.
If anything I have said is against the Catholic Church let it be anathema.