A few days ago, I posted about my observations from the back of the church. I was telling my friends about my observations and they disagreed with my assumptions. In fact, they rejected my analysis, altogether!
BTW, my friends sit in the front of the church.
They pointed out, rightly so (if I do say so myself), that I have no idea what is going on in the minds of those who sit in the back. Are they praying? Are they making a spiritual communion? Is their countenance devout or just serious? Perhaps their expression is just dutiful because they're making themselves come to church (maybe out of obligation?).
I will see this weekend. This is my last weekend selling ornaments. Once again, I'm committed to all the Masses, except for the last 5:00 PM. I'll take notes--maybe sneak in a few pictures. Then you'll be able to see for yourself; are the back people more devout, than the front?