As I travel the Diocese with the Bishop as the Episcopal Master of Ceremonies, I meet a great variety of altar servers. As might well be expected, some of the servers are good, some decent and some could use a bit more practice.
Last night I found a group of servers quite unlike most servers. At various times throughout the Mass I turned back to the servers to motion for one or two of them to come to me but found I could not do so because their heads were bowed and they were not looking at me.
This is not an altogether uncommon experience, but evenso the experience last night was different. The servers' heads were bowed not out of boredom, but in prayer. That is a welcome frustration.