Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The Same And Different
Last Sunday we were scrambling to get everyone where they were supposed to be and still hadn't gone to mass. The only available mass for our schedule was a Spanish Mass in a not too good part of the city. We went. The sole white folks there. We didn't know a word of Spanish except Amen and God. But we knew the mass and the meaning of it. In our usual church which is big and beautiful and dazzling brand new, we are familiar there...and fit right in with all the other white rich Catholics. This Spanish Mass was not white or rich. We looked at them and thought "Oh, they are poor. They don't have cars or houses or money." I wondered if they looked at us and thought. " Oh, they are poor. They have cars and houses and money...but do they love each other or love the cars and houses and money?"
Posted by Annmarie Pipa at 3:39 PM