Saturday, June 18, 2011

Who needs the Mass?

St. Joseph Catholic Church Dayton, Ohio  - by D'Ascenzo Studios

“Ultimately, those love the Mass who recognize
their need of the Mass … Who needs the Mass?

Those need the Mass who know how to love.  These are the people who have a big heart, because they have rid themselves of the shackles of self-interest, have lost the fear of suffering for others, and have taken upon themselves the pain of others, sharing their burdens.

Those need the Mass who are painfully aware that they do not know how to love. This category includes those who are distressed by their coldness, their self-centeredness, their repugnance toward having to deal with other people’s problems. Those who desperately want a heart of flesh and recognize all too well that they are never going to get one on their own.”

Fr Edward Maristany
Loving the Mass

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