There are many distractions during Mass. My eyes are usually closed during the Sacred Liturgy except while singing, during the consecration, and while receiving (obviously).
Father probably thinks I’m sleeping, but rather I’m listening to every Prayer, Reading of God’s Word, and being still in the quiet moments.
I’ve often thought about if I would rather be blind or deaf. I have seen a blind man at Mass following along with thick Missalette in braille and I have seen the lady translating in sign-language off to the other side of the Sanctuary.
Although I would miss the beauty of creation, I think I would rather be able to listen than to see. I’m more of a head person than a heart person. I wonder if I were more heart than mind, if I would prefer sight over being able to hear (even though the word “hear” is in the word “heart” ; )