Pause + Pray

Mass Is What God Does


Sometimes we leave Mass underwhelmed and unimpressed. We can blame the homily, the choir, or the noisy kids in the back row, but the truth is, those things are not what matters.


Dear God, I know that Mass is not about a stellar homily,
a gifted choir, or a talented lector.

These things are nice when they happen,
but even when they don’t, Mass is about what you do.
You share your self-expression in the Liturgy of the Word;
you share your gift of self-sacrifice in the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
No matter how badly we do our parts, your part is always perfect.


At Mass, sit in the front of the church so you can watch all that happens on the altar more closely.

Paschal Paradox by Diarmuid O'Murchu


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