Friday, December 10, 2010
Attention at Liturgy
We support one another's faith by the kind of response we give to the Lord in our worship. That response needs to be active, alive, and enthusiastic. We make a difference to one another by the way we are attentive to what is happening at Mass. We can build one another up by the reverence we show. Eucharistic ministers certainly notice the reverence of people as they come to receive the Lord in communion. We can also weaken one another just by our inattention, our look of boredom, our non-participation. We have an affect on one another even when we don't always know it. Our responses and actions during liturgy are part of our ministry to one another as members of the Body of Christ.