Time to do some ranting. Christmas was great and everything. The dinner was superb and everything was great. I have a new bike, along with bunches of movies, some books, and other fun stuff. While all this went along well, there was one thing that dampered the weekend. That was Christmas Eve Mass.
If you remember some previous comments made by myself (I'm not sure if they were on the blog or through other ways, such as normal conversations or emails, but they were made) concerning plans made to perform a living nativity scene during the middle of Mass instead of a homily. Well, it happened. I don't want to ramble about it now, since its late and I want to go to bed. So I will give the basic problems.
Besides the obvious thing of little kids sitting in front of the altar, with costumes and such, the priest (the new pastor, of whom the parish does not lean towards) encouraged the congregation to congratulate the performers with applause. I hate clapping during Church. At the end of Mass the priest said something about the children being the future of the Church, and that the example of that night showed the Church was "in good hands." I tried really hard to not shake my head, since my family was in the front row, since my little brother was a lector. So it was interesting. But at least it was legit, even though it was illicit.
But everything else is good. Dinner at Grandparents' is always a near occasion of gluttony, and I fell for it again this year. Maybe it won't be so bad at New Years.
I've decided to read the Chronicles of Narnia in the order of their publication. Thus I've read Lion, Witch, & the Wardrobe AND Prince Caspian, which I got for Christmas. Now I'm on the prowl to buy the others. I hope to have the entire series
and The Cleaving of Christendom by the time I get back to school, along with the note typing for fun and hopefully work on reading one of the books I bought this year. I'm also gonna make a list of the books to find out, at school, how much all the books I bought are worth together.
Fun break ahead.