From a reader:
I have been asked by several people in my parish "Why in the world would anyone under 60 want to attend [that] Mass?!". Some of these very same people are fast approaching that age. I have expressed some of the reasons I attend, but since I am 66, it only reinforces their statement.
I always bring up the reverence first and some do understand that, although they think if they, themselves are reverent it matters not how the priest or Mass is. Next I address their objections to "the priest with his back to the people" by telling them he is not turning his back to us, but is leading us to God.
It just goes on & on. I get frustrated & usually just give up. Maybe you or some of those who read your wonderful blog can help me.
Who can respond?
I believe that the older form of Mass helps us achieve what is the fundamental point of liturgy: an encounter with mystery.
We can expand or go in another direction.