The Joys of a Reverent Priest!
Merrilyn de Gersigny, Durban – It is inspirational, beautiful and awesome to attend a Mass celebrated by a deeply devoted priest who obviously believes in what he is doing.
It certainly lifts my mind and heart to God. I feel strengthened, encouraged, grateful, and so much more.
When a priest says Mass at a fast and furious pace, I get the feeling he is in a hurry to get to some place very important. But isn’t the celebration of Mass the pinnacle of importance?
Please, dear Shepherds, help us to be reverent by being reverent too. Please give expression to the prayers you are praying on our behalf so that we can hear and understand them, and make them our own.
When you place the Blessed Sacrament in my hand, please do it in such a way that I am aware that you too believe and appreciate that this is Jesus himself I am receiving.
And when, at the end of Mass, you look at us in the pews and urge us, clearly and with sincerity, to go out into the world, I will really feel I am going in the peace and love of Christ to continue “my journey”.