I know it's bad form to moan, but sometimes I've just got to get things off my chest. Today's one of those days. I would blame the heat, but I can't today as it's currently overcast and there's a coolish breeze. I've just received another questionnaire from another disappointed lover of the EF. I've got a whole stack of replies now, and they all say more or less the same thing: We want to have the EF.
Now don't get me wrong, while this information is tremendously good news, it does make me feel a tad peevish.
So I'm going to state what is to me the blindingly obvious in no particular order, just thinking about the demand side of things:
-To attend an EF Mass, unavoidably, you currently have to travel quite long distances unless you're a resident of a lucky town. If you are unable to get there for whatever reason, you can't attend. Non-attendance doesn't mean you don't want it, it means you can't get there.
-To attend an EF Mass to fulfil your Sunday obligation, you have to travel quite long distances at usually really inconvenient times (if you are lucky enough to find one at all). Non-attendance doesn't mean you don't want it, it means you can't get there.
-To attend an EF Mass does not make you any more a nutter than people who actively seek out Family Masses. It's just people get the opportunity to choose to go to a Family Mass.
I feel better now. Thanks for reading.