Gus Lloyd's call in show on the Catholic Channel this morning is/was about appropriate dress at Church! Maybe he reads my blog?
A caller called in about her dislike of women wearing leggings to Mass. I have know idea what these are and I can't say I have seen them in my parish which does have a coastal vibe when it comes to Sunday dress.
Most callers said that when we attend Church/go to Mass, we are going to see the King. And thus we should dress in a manner similar to how we would dress if invited to visit Queen Elizabeth or the President of the USA, no matter who that President is.
Others disagree.They feel that Jesus is one of them, like a Brother and He creates the comfort of family life even at Mass. They feel comfortable with Jesus no matter how they are dressed even if extremely casual.
And thus you have it in a nutshell. The King approach to Jesus demands appropriate dress in His presence. I tend to agree with that belief. It is High Christology. The buddy approach to Jesus is Low Christology.
Can't there be a blend of both without being offensive to either??????????????????????
Yet I have to cut some slack to those who dress casually but with good taste. Men wear shorts to my parish but they are nice looking and what I would call dress shorts. And they wear a nice pull over.
Then there are the frumpy ones who care less about their appearance.
So what to do, what to do, Oh what are we to do!