The other day I repeated my Novus Ordo and Vetus Ordo food analogy. I’ve often compared the shift from attendance at the Novus Ordo to participation in the Traditional Latin Mass as a kind of growing up and out of the need for soft baby foods and into more substantial things like steak and cabernet. Mind you, there is nothing wrong with baby food… for the very young. That’s what they need. Hopefully, they won’t have to have it forever. On the other hand, while adults can survive on baby food, they won’t thrive. It’s just a matter of what different people need at different times. For the last few decades a lot of our people have been infantilized by lousy catechesis (if any), lousy preaching, and lousy liturgy. They are just ready and waiting to thrive. But the introduction to something better might have to be a process.
All analogies limp. You get my point.
Anyway, I was sent a video of babies having their first taste of lemon. It’s a hoot. It reminded me that some people find the TLM to be a real shock to their system. They have to get used to it. Some take to it more quickly than others.
There’s a first time for everything.
Just don’t YOU be the sour element in their first taste of the TLM.