Faith is the basis for experiencing the Holy Mass


The Holy Mass is a miracle above miracles.  It is the realization of the sacrifice of Golgotha, the Mystery of the Passion of Christ on earth.  Here and now happens what was happening when I was not yet on earth. It is known that the main obstacle which prevents us from experiencing adequately the Holy Mass is the lack of faith. Then everything appears to be incomprehensible and empty. This emptiness and lack of understanding can only be fulfilled by faith. Here, the Church has committed the greatest mistake, thinking that it is possible to fill the emptiness and the lack of understanding by introducing comprehension, by shortening the incomprehensible portions of the Holy Mass, as well as by introducing new forms, more interesting for the faithful. However, these actions have the opposite effect, because as I have mentioned before, faith is needed here. The radical changes which should have opened the Church to the whole world and should have made it accessible and open to everyone, caused the faithful to lose the sense of sacrum and of mystery. Today, no one goes anymore to the Holy Mass to let oneself be crucified together with Christ. We go to the Holy Mass to listen to the Word of God, to receive graces, to listen to the priest, to settle our affairs with God. We go out of a sense of obligation, but not from the need to take part in the punishment, with which was saddled our Savior for the sins of the whole world.


Translated from : Tajemnica Mszy świętej według św. Ojca Pio na podstawie Orędzi na Czasy Ostateczne które własnie nadeszły, Grzechynia 2013, p. 13 –