A question of age?
In the months since we could come back to church the upper age groups were much more in evidence than the younger. Perhaps with age, perhaps because our training was different and in a very different context and culture, we oldies value very highly being present at Mass, having physical contact with the body of Christ, playing our part in constituting it. The politicians struggle with a balance between saving lives and saving the economy. We hear arguments of the need to protect mental health threatened by the lockdown. Our spiritual health is similarly threatened. We are puzzling to know more and better uses of the streaming facility we now enjoy. It is the active generations and the young that need help to give thought to their spiritual health. The current thirst for entertainment to fill every gap is not helping.