… After mass this past weekend my son informed me of something profound he just discovered; the practicality of the required fast before mass.
And if the bathroom at your parish is anything like the one at mine you really don’t want to go in there anyway. The fast has practical as well as theological apps.
Practicality wins again
I once pee-peed myself while serving Mass because I was to afraid to “leave my post” on the sanctuary and go downstairs to the bathroom. I thought nobody would notice but I was wearing my light tan suede earth shoes and my Mom saw. I’m sure Jesus understood. This was in 1975.
And let’s not even get started on butterflies in the tummy and what THAT might lead to….