Tom and I are splitting Mass up every week,
because of Simeon and the germ thing.
Tom usually goes Saturday night
which is another parish in our cluster.
I usually go to our regular Mass at 10:30 on Sundays
Last week, I switched with him
(to be nice, I do that sometimes)
Well...the other parish does that thing at the beginning where you
are supposed to turn to your neighbors and
No one introduces
Everyone just says "hi"
and people, (at least I) start to move our right hand
out to almost shake, but then pull back, realizing it's not "Peace" time.
This is so forced.
Does anyone really like to do this?
Don't get me wrong,
I love to talk
(I'm sure you've figured that out by now)
I love to smile and say "hello"
Just not right before Mass starts.
Not when I'm thinking, trying to pray, trying to ready myself
for everything that is about to happen.
Because afterward, I'm thinking about
what I'm writing right now,
how forced it is and that no one really
"meets" anyone that way.
Wouldn't this be great to be done after Mass?
What about the "Our Father"?
Do you hold hands with your neighbor?
Do you hold your hands up high, like the priest?
Do you hold them up to God?
do you do like me?
Hold your hands in prayer, to yourself?
I'm kind of private that way.
I have to say, I'm with Father Z!
(Click on Father Z)