Kathryn Whitaker described it well over at Austin Catholic New Media when she said of her own participation in the virtual festival: Ever since I started the link up, I've found myself consciously thinking about preparing myself for Mass, not just physically, but spiritually. There's been a bit more time to pray when we arrive, I've even scanned the Magnificat App on my iPhone for the readings. I can't recall the last time I did that. When you prepare the body, you also prepare the mind.
Dweej says, Is it so sad that looking through everyone's What I Wore Sunday posts has become one of the highlights of my week? I want to say, but I won't. You know why? Because it makes me feel like we all kind of get to hang out together. Making this virtual community even more of...well, a community. And that's what I really love, more than anything else, about this whole internet thing.
And full circle back to Jennifer: I've been making an effort to dress well for Mass ever since then, with varying levels of success. It's never easy to get a family of seven out the door, and there are still plenty of mornings when I need to throw on the first thing I can grab while shouting over my shoulder for everyone to get in the car. But on the occasions that I do make the small sacrifices necessary to transform the way I look on the outside, I find that it transforms me on the inside as well.
I know our own Gianna has posted a link and it seems like a natural for the other Church Ladies to do it as well (since they're all adorable and take great care in dressing for Mass). Anyway, check it out. It a fun idea with a worthy goal.