Anybody else doing the rice bowl thing at your parish?
Are there always people selling things in the back of your church? Every Sunday somebody is selling tickets or items for a good cause. I'm getting tired of it.
When you give your money for the Sunday collection, do you feel like you are giving money to God? I do not. I think I am part of the parish community, and it is my responsibility to help contribute to the payment of the electric bill.
I think part of the reason children fuss at church is because they can't see what is going on especially if they're sitting in the back. When everyone stands up, the kids just see people's butts.
Why are people hesitant to sit in the front for Mass? Why are all those people standing in back (and sometimes in the hallway) when there are plenty of empty sits towards the front? Really, I've sat in front many times and no priest has ever thrown things at me or any other front row people. It's not like sitting in the front row at Sea World where you'll get splashed by Shamu. What are people afraid of? God can still see you if you're in the back. Also so can the priest because he's on a stage basically. What's the church term for stage?
Let's see, I already wrote about girl altar boys. Yes, I still think it's strange. Are there girl altar boys in other countries or just in wacky America?
I wonder if the Pope (past or present) ever thinks of American Catholics as his problem children.
I also think liturgical dancing as wacky. I do like drums and guitars at Mass. Am I modern or a traditionalist?
Because I am getting political material and calls from both Democratic and Republican candidates, I am also confused about my political identity. Ha!
When I was younger, people actually held their babies during Mass. Nowadays, people don't hold their babies. Instead they carry the babies in their car seats. Aren't those really heavy?
Remember the phrase Sunday best? Don't I sound old? How could I sound so old and feel so young? Why do we dress like slobs when we go to Mass? I secretly wish the pastor would write a letter in the bulletin about proper dress. I don't like dressing up much myself. Yes, I'm full of contradictions tonight.
It's in my best interest to go to bed now, so I will get a good night's sleep for work tomorrow. But I don't wanna go to bed. I want to stay up and have fun. There's nothing fun going on in my apartment, believe me. If there were fun here, I'd be the first to know. No fun here. Move along.
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