SIR,-IS it not a point of academic rather than real importance, to consider that it is more fitting to offer to God the first rather than the fast hours of the day. To Him. outside the limitations of our human timekeeping. what difference can it make?
To us. living as we do today. the difference is inestimable. For those who have a more leisured life. early Mass may well remain the ideal. but to most of us who have to hurry off to office, work or school. who never have to time to stop and make a thanksgiving after Holy Communion, since there is always the bus to catch, or the household waiting for its breakfast, even on Sundays. it is a real consolation to be able to go out to Mass feeling that we can take our time over it. The day's activities are not pressing on one's mind in the same way as in the morning. and one can spend that quarter of an hour after Mass in recollection without a guilty feeling that one really ought to be getting on with the day's work.
Veronica M. P. Webster. Glenthorne. Park Road, Hagley. Worcestershire.