I enjoy these lectures, mainly because I can learn all the stuff I should already know under the guise of it being "for the children."
In any case, one of the kids asked him why we don't applaud at Mass. Like after the choir sings, or a reader is finished. (Or, as our Pastor added, "when the homily is over".)
His answer was quite simple. Those "performances" are not for us. We tend to forget that everything we do at Mass is to worship God. He is the audience.
And as our Pastor remarked ... "If God wants to applaud, He is more than welcome to!"
I'm really glad he reminds
God Bless you (and praying that God applauds our performances this week!).