|Q: Dear Father John, I hate to admit this, but I still get
distracted at Mass. I mean, I love
Mass! I go almost every day! I believe in it, I look forward to it.
But I still get distracted during Mass. I really wish I didn't - I
want to worship God perfectly, like we're supposed to. Can you help
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|Now, when it comes to keeping the heart's custody during
Mass, one powerful ally is a deeper
understanding of the mystery being celebrated, of the nature of
the Mass itself. For the long term, cultivating this deeper
understanding will bear much more fruit than tricks like getting to
Mass early to recollect yourself, or focusing on the visual symbols
in the church. Permit me, then, to offer some reflections on this
mystery, from the point of view that the Letter to the Hebrews gives
us in Chapter 10, the point of view of Christ as our High Priest.