Being Anointed: Falling into Community

I went alone to Mass alone this morning - my hubby had to be somewhere else - and afterwards I was just sitting in the pew, trying to decide if I was being called to get anointed, because the month-long stiff neck, the two-week long headache and the coughing have been wearing me down.The priest, a pal, walked by and said, "you look awful."I laughed and said "Do I? Well, I guess that's my cue to ask to be anointed."My eyes were closed during the rite, but I was surprised to hear … [Read more...]