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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 me? Read more: http://rcspiritualdirection.com/blog/2012/12/10/distractions-at-mass-part-i-of-ii#ixzz2FBPKXPE2
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.  Read more: http://rcspiritualdirection.com/blog/2012/12/10/distractions-at-mass-part-i-of-ii#ixzz2FBQ92gXg