In all of these endless conversations about the Mass in the current day, “reverence” would probably win the Word Cloud competition. They just want a reverent Mass! Celebrated properly, the Mass of Paul VI can be plenty reverent! Give us reverence! Well, I think “reverence” as an interpretive lens falls short. I don’t think it quite gets to the core of the problem. It’s not the reverence. It’s the ego.
Here’s the big problem with Mass these days: Too often, the Holy Sacrifice is treated as a playground for the Ego…
Praise the Lord