WHY A MODERN MAN LIKE ME EYES ON THE OLD-FASHIONED MASS?
I am very delighted to be updated to some of the developments that I am seeing about the Traditional Latin Mass. And when I say development, I am pertaining to the good taste of unbelievable youth of today who are now searching for an act of worship that is very fitting for God and which is just for God alone.
Due to the recent exchanges of opinions that I have seen regarding the Traditional Latin Mass, I am urged by myself to write my mind in defense of many young people such as myself who attends the Old Mass and have countless appreciation and love for it.
In this changing world, I greatly believe that the act of worship to God which is the Traditional Latin Mass do not deal with fashion. The Traditional Latin Mass is a flesh that worships. For if the identity of a sacrifice cannot be seen in a Mass, how can we appreciate the grace we are going to profit when the flesh does not agree with the spirit? For if the flesh of us is not drawn in the flesh of the Mass, how are we sure that our flesh will be agreeable to what is spiritual?
For if I do not see and sense in the Mass the angelic atmosphere that it must have, how can my soul agree to what I see and sense when the Mass is adorned with emptiness and worldly adornment? Will my soul who goes deep to what is spiritual in the Mass by imagining suffice? Perhaps not. For my mind will be filled with emptiness or worldly images because of what I see and sense.
If a Mass must have the flesh of bread and wine to become the Body and Blood of Christ, is not it worthy and reasonable to have the real flesh of the Mass that is worthy of the spirit?
And I will boldly say that the Traditional Latin Mass meets the criteria – the criteria that the flesh is agreeable with the spirit. It tries to become worthy of the spirit. It is like a pure white Host that is worthy to be changed into the Body and Blood of Christ.
We Catholics are not just spiritual beings. We also have flesh. But if a Mass do not give the worship for God that must be see and sensed by the flesh so that the flesh will be turned to the spirit, how can we be certain that the soul of us will be like that of Christ?
The Traditional Latin Mass is not a fashion. It has the flesh that respects what is of angelic worship. It is incomprehensible like that of the bread and wine turning into the Body and Blood of Christ. You do not understand it, but by believing or with faith, you understand. Same with the Traditional Latin Mass. The flesh cannot comprehend it, but the spirit does.
The bread that was made was made worthy so that it is worthy to become the Body of Christ. Just so, a mass must be worthy also of a flesh that is due to its natures. These are the angelic and sacrificial nature. And as we meet these natures, we hope that it is worthy of God and in turn, we hope that God will be pleased for our worship and will grant us the graces to understand mysteries of Him by our spirit, turning the incomprehensible for us to be comprehensible.
Mary H. Distributist