Deep Curtsy to LarryD who recently waded into the deep without a life jacket (Who needs one? He's got the Sacramentals!)with his post about proper attire, or lack therof, at Holy Mass.
Friends and the rest of you, many of you know that appropriate attire at Mass is a topic near and dear to my heart.I've ranted and cranked about it many times. I think I've heard just about every story there is. My all time favorite is: "What if someone is just passing by and decides to come back to the Lord?" Now, if that's true we should all give praise to God at this very minute because apparently 3/4 of the nave is full of poor souls who were just passing by the Church and suddenly decided to go to Mass! Thanks Be to Jesus!
Give me a break.
As I see the same folks week after week Mass after Mass pretty much wearing, really not wearing, the same summer "I'm heading to the bar-b-que/beach/lake after Mass" attire I'm not buying it.
Anyway, I want to introduce a new subject. Those of you who dress appropriately at Mass, what do you wear when you are not at Mass? Do you dress like a slut, a pimp, a slob as soon as Father is not looking? Be honest. How can people keep custody of their eyes and avoid sin when they are slobbering after you or saying "Good God, on what planet did she think that looked good on her?"
I think we should model our Catholic Faith at all times. We should always strive to dress appropriately; whether in Church or out of it.
That said I want to take a moment, with the help of Vincenzo, to give an example of what not to wear. Yes, his Catholicism is in full effect, but, well, Ray, I'm sorry. You know I love you but this is too much...
Disclaimer: Ray just happened to be standing near the Basilica when a certain Parade passed by. This image is in no way a statement of his sexuality. Love the hat, babe!
I'm leaving town.