DRESSING FOR CHURCH
IS A VERY HOT TOPIC
Last Saturday’s post — in which I raised the issue of wearing slovenly and/or immodest clothing at Mass — really struck a chord.
Each of the Facebook pages and discussion groups to which I linked the article has brimmed over with “Likes.” I’ve had more hits on this piece than any other essay in the history of my blog. Numerous comments have been posted all over.
Obviously, feelings about this topic are strong.
Most people agree with the point made by both Deacon John Amthor and myself that worship attire could stand some improvement.
But not everybody.
One objector put his view quite succinctly…
“Bullsh-t. Come as you are. God don’t care about how you dress. God cares about your heart.”
He saw the idea of applying standards to our physical appearance as a “doctrine of man,” which he rejects.
Another reader — named Lamont — had a similar edge to his critique, but he offered it with considerably more wit…