I received and invitation to join a diocesan liturgical commission that will begin implementing the new edition of the Roman Missal. The same Roman Missal that historically threatened to leave ministry over. (I would link to the post here, but I can't find it. A Catholic Kitsch present mailed to whomever can find it!)
The reply card gives me the options of "Accepts with Pleasure" and "Declines with Regrets."
I've been holding onto the invitation for days because I keep hoping a more honest option will appear. Perhaps "Accepts with Great Reservation" or "Declines with Relief."
My fear is the commission will be a soul-sucking task that will make me want to leave the church. My hope is that joining the commission will get me on the inside track so my parish will know ahead of time what the heck is going on. My favorite coworker (yes, you are allowed to have favorites) assures me the leader of the commission is nice, despite his job.
Hmmm. . .what to do?