A post from the archives (with an update!)…from a writer who’s struggling to write…a student who’s struggling to study…and wife, mother and home educator who’s struggling to fulfill the many aspects of this worthy vocation. Needed a little lighthearted reminder that all my strength comes from the Mass and the Sacraments. Thank you, Lord, for the gift of the Faith:
Most Catholics refer to the “deposit of the Faith.” For my guys…it’s more like an arsenal!
Consider my son’s observation (keep in mind that this young man is a Master of Ceremonies for the Extraordinary Form of the Mass…a weighty responsibility!):
Zachary: “Hey mom…what are the weapons of the Mass?”
Now I’m thinking: the sacraments, grace, worship and adoration…
No. He had something else in mind, entirely.
Check out this arsenal!
The priest wears a biretta…
is more powerful than this beretta:
He prays the Canon of the Mass:
is more powerful than this cannon:
The priest and congregation use missals:
is more powerful than this missile:
We even let young men carry torches!
is much more powerful than this torch:
And the Catholic Church has been fighting censorship for years. The Mass is still the answer…
Because this censer…
Is infinitely more powerful than this censor:
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass…now you know where we keep our weapons of Mass instruction!
Blessings from the mother of four soldiers in the Lord’s Army,