Why do we spend so much time noticing what the other fella is wearing?
When we first arrived at this parish, the priest said that he could tell we were from "ooop north" as we dressed up to go to Mass. It didn't stop us, but we still feel a little self-conscious.
Why am I so irritated by skinny youth sat on the pew infront, in trousers that defy gravity and hang on some immaginary hip-bone, simultaneously revealing vast amounts of underpant?
Similarly, lacey thong protruding from the top of some mother's jeans, old enough to know better...
Is it right to be so critical of the other fella's attitude towards spending time with Our Lord.
I'm increasingly feeling I should cover my head when at Mass, but I know a mantilla would cause some consternation in the parish and the conversation generated would be unhealthy. The same goes for wearing a hat, I'd be over 6 foot in a hat and I'd just take up too much room. So can I cover my head without causing a scene?
These sites below have given me ideas; modest and not too flashy or making me out to be a rampant traditionalist....I really don't know what to do.
Headcoverings by Devorah