I find the sign of peace to be trite, ineffective, cold and a waste of time. Why do we even need it in the Liturgy?
I know the sign of peace originated as a “holy kiss”.
I’ve been alternating between 3 parishes and in most of them, there is not even a handshake. People turn around and hold up their hands, give a quick nod, or maybe a smile if you’re lucky.
There is no “Good to see you”. In fact, it happens so fast, if someone asked me to identify in a lineup the person I exchanged the sign of peace with 10 minutes before, I’d be at a loss.
If there is no warmth in this sign of peace, why bother?