A Young Man's Way of Serving God9:12 PM
My son finally accomplished something he was meaning to do for quite some time now. This is to be a duly recognized member of the Knights of the Altar. I believe he sees it as his way of serving God.
No one can be happier than my son during that moment. That is why I know he is doing this because he really wants to serve God in his present capacity. As parents, we can only be supportive and thankful that he is choosing the right path for himself.
The Altar Severs' Tasks
It was actually refreshing seeing young men putting attention to their spiritual formation. Today's time does not make it easy for many of them. That is why this is an occasion of great joy.
Altar servers' duties in performing support tasks for the altar such as fetching mass implements as needed by the priest, carrying the cross, and ringing the bell, among others may be viewed as non-essential by some but their presence and participation is considered integral to the celebration of the mass. They are expected to be seated where it would be possible for them to easily assist the priest celebrant. While at least one altar server would suffice for a regular mass, the number is increased depending on the occasion.
A lot of my friends upon knowing of this latest milestone in my son's life, has been teasing me that I may yet have a priest for a son. I will let my son and God decide that. All I ask is that he is able to accomplish what he wants, whatever path he chooses to take. Given his very keen interest in voice acting, anything goes for now. As my son is wont to say, he can always serve God in whatever field he finds himself in. True!
That said, for now his innate kindness serves him in good stead.