I think I mentioned before, that one of the reasons I left the Church was because I disliked the Mass.
I know I’m not alone in that. I hear many people, to this day, say that they left the Church because they feel the Mass is dead. They don’t get anything out of it.
They also complain that the people in the Mass aren’t very friendly. Not very inviting to outsiders.
Is it true?
That depends. What are you going to Mass for, your entertainment or to worship God?
You see, the Mass is where we assemble to glorify God with one mind and one mouth. We’re not there to glorify each other. We’re not there to despise each other, either. That's precisely the opposite of God’s mind. But we are there to love God with all our heart, soul and mind.
So, if you’re there for the entertainment value, I think the experience will not be exactly as you desired. It probably will be decidedly boring to you because you won’t be the center of the experience. The Priest won’t start dancing a jig for you. There will be no rap music. There will be no light show.
Are you there at Mass to socialize with your friends, or to make friends? You can get there early or wait til after. But the Mass is for focusing upon God and His Son’s supreme Sacrifice for our salvation.
It is awe-inspiring
If you take a moment to consider, you will realize that the same prayers are being uttered throughout the world in all the languages of the world, because the Catholic Church, with one mind and one mouth is glorifying God at the same time.
If you take another moment to consider, you will realize that this has been happening since the time that Jesus Christ established the Church.
And that you are joined by the Saints and Angels in heaven, who are perpetually and eternally glorifying God in the eternal Liturgy in heaven.
And when you become a Catholic, you become a part of that.
Hebrews 12:22 But you are come to mount Sion, and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to the company of many thousands of angels, 23 And to the church of the firstborn, who are written in the heavens, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the just made perfect, 24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new testament, and to the sprinkling of blood which speaketh better than that of Abel.
Romans 15:6 That with one mind, and with one mouth, you may glorify God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.