There once was a beautiful lady attending Mass and as time for her to get up and receive holy communion she was startled by a tap on the shoulder. To her surprise, it was a man who was seated behind her that she did not know. With his eyes downcast and shame on his face, he softly whispered to her that he was sorry and that he would not be able to receive Jesus in holy communion. The beautiful lady was confused and asked very politely, sorry for what? Then he replied, for not guarding my senses as I should have, I could not help but notice how lightly clad you were and I fell to the temptation to dwell on impure and lustful thoughts.
The lady had no idea that she was the catalyst for this mans sin. His fault!! I agree, but its how a man is wired and women should sometimes think of these things and should reveal themselves only to their husbands. Because sometimes for a man it only takes one single glance to spark a fire.
Hi, I agree that people have to be told how to dress, because most people don’t know anymore. It is very sad to see women in church or anywhere wearing tops that bearly cover anything. also very tight pants and tops that don’t leave anything to the imagination. Another thing that is very bad is people who come to Mass and start talking out loud like they are there to converse with thier friends, For those who are praying and trying to prepare for mass find this very distracting. Also a lot of priest who walk around the church and talk out loud with the parishioners before Mass like its the thing to do, or encourage the little children to run up the alter to give the sign of peace. I love these priests, but they often encourage the people on. The things I have just mentioned I have witnessed several priests do. I have also seen more then one priest come to say Mass, walk in, dressed in shorts and no more collar. In my book proper attire is a must.
Man looks on the outside – God looks on the heart. Regardless of how the people are dressed, they have a need and so come to Mass…no one seems to notice THAT. And why is everyone looking how everyone is dressed- I thought you were into looking at God. Start preaching with fire and the people will respond accordingly. Not once in the Gospel does Jesus condemn what one is wearing except in the parable of the person without a wedding garment. But scripture scholars inform us that that is about the heart and not the clothes. Start being concerned about real people in real pain in real lives and don’t get side tracked about clothes title loans in Missouri. Follow Jesus and NOT Monsignor’s dress code!
I do not need to look around in church to see what people are wearing. Usually a dame will sit in front of me with her total back exposed in a sleeveless nighty. These Jezibels love the attention.
This is dumb – there are so many other things to be concerned about. While dress should be modest and not revealing – if you go in shorts and t-shirt it does not say anything less about how you feel about the Lord.