This morning our Priest became ill during the first Mass, he did what was necessary and called in the Deacon to step in for the second Mass.
It was not the usual Mass to say the least, it prompted some parishioners to leave during the opening hymn.
So what? Should they have stayed, even though they clearly disagreed with something that had happened?
I don’t know the answer to that. Honestly, it bothered me, but then I corrected my own attitude and went on with Mass.
It was awesome.
I was able to listen to the Word of God, participate in communion (there were consecrated hosts available), and enjoy my morning renewing my connection with the important things. I was then sorry that what ever had upset those people and prompted them to leave had kept them from doing the same. Or maybe it didn’t, maybe they found a church lucky enough to have a Priest who didn’t get ill that morning.
Pray for our Priest, btw. He is being moved to a different parish. I will miss him and I am sad that he became ill so that we had yet one less Mass with him.
And just so that you don’t go thinking I’ve gone entirely off track,
might I suggest that we have faith that God’s grace is sufficient to help us as mothers and teachers to our children, to make up for the imperfections we will no doubt have regardless of how “together” we get.
God’s grace is sufficient.
How big is your faith?
Is it big enough to gain some peace?
Is it big enough to take one tiny step forward?
The more steps you take, the bigger your faith will be.