Monday, March 9, 2015
CONNECTING LITURGY AND LIFE
Many of us indeed can look as though we are quite pious at Mass, quite holy. But does this make us hypocrites when we leave the church, run down parishioners in the parking lot, treat each other shabbily, cheat our employees and show little or no concern for the poor and blame them for their state in life?
I suspect one can be a good person and actually keep all the commandments except the third one and never step foot in a church or even say a prayer. This isn't what the Lord has in mind for His people who are to be faithful to all the commandments either.
We are told that only 12 % to nearly 30 % of Catholics actually attend Mass on any given Sunday depending on what part of the country one lives. What percentage of the low percentage of Catholics who actually attend Mass are hypocrites and Pope Francis would understand the term?
Are the Catholics who attend Mass very infrequently or not at all less hypocritical and better at being basically good people?