Tuesday, September 24, 2013
When you treat the altar like this
This is not just any place.
This is the Holy of Holies.
This is the "table" where relics of the saints, especially martyrs are "buried"
This is the "table" where Calvary is made present again.
And this is the place where this priest decides to say "thank you" by performing a song for his parishioners.
No connection to the Mass whatsoever, but he just decides to use the Altar, like it were any kind of surface.
He used the sanctuary, like it were his own stage.
How do you expect people to respect the church, to genuflect when entering or leaving the church, to sit silently when waiting for the Mass to start, when you have priests, priest of our Lord Jesus Christ, acting as if there is nothing special, nothing holy about the place.
Did Christ treat the Temple like this during His days on earth?
If you are so itching to do that thank you song number, Fr. Zabala, why not do it in a stage outside your parish church? Why do it in the sanctuary, and on the altar????