I’ll bet that there were some really good sermons during your Masses of Sunday Obligation.
Was there a good point or two you could share?
For my part, I had no Sunday Mass assigned today! I was on my own.
Relaxed day, I thought. God had another plan.
Everything went along as usual. I even had a great supper with a priest friend. A good Sunday.
It was the afternoon when things went sideways for me.
During Mass I had a moment which struck me heavily.
Now, more than ever, we priests and bishops need a Mass to which we must conform ourselves, rather than a Mass that we conform to ourselves through options, legitimate or not.
Mass. Priest. Inseparable.
I read those prayers today, which I and countless other priests have read countless times and, in the reading, they went deeper into my marrow.
They told me who I am NOT.
When priests can take all sorts of options, legitimate or not, they are saying who they are and imposing it.