Holding Hands During the Our Father, Loss of Zeal, and Rap

Episode 70 · September 10th, 2019 · 37 mins 12 secs

About this Episode

Fr. Josh answers questions about holding hands when we say the Our Father during Mass, what to do about a dry spiritual life, and whether it’s possible to reconcile a love of rap and a religious vocation.

Snippet from the Show
“Holding hands is not a required posture during Mass. The only thing required in the GIRM is that we’re standing during the Our Father.”

SHOWNOTES

Glory Story (2:32)

Listener Feedback (9:50)

Holding Hands During the Our Father (12:10)

What's up with holding hands during the Lord's Prayer? I don't see anything wrong with it but question why people do it to begin with. What's the history behind this and what does the Church say about it?

-David

Loss of Zeal (18:20)

I recently found your podcast and I love listening to it as it is down to earth and practical. I'm a young religious sister recently professed (1 yr). Since my profession, I have been in a desert period and I'm tired of being in this place. I want to regain the zeal I once had to spread the love of Christ. How can I overcome this?

-Natania

Rap (27:35)
Hi Fr. Josh, I am a Ghanaian from West Africa, the motherland. I am graduating from the university this year and I hope to join the Franciscan conventuals next year. I love rap music and I myself can write raps but I fear it will be a hinderance to my vocation as I love both my vocation and rap music so much. Please I need your advice on what to do. Thank you so much.

-Stephen

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