#MyMassTakeaway: Proclaim Your Sinfulness

Today’s the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Find the Mass Readings here: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 11, 2018

My takeaway:

 

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#mymasstakeaway First off, I went to mass ALONE! We are potty training E and we’re seeing small progress so we didn’t want to take her to mass and put pants on her 🤣🤣🤦🏼‍♀️. So last week I took lj to mass and B stayed home but this week I went alone to mass and B is there now with lj so we can keep the tiny human nakey and making potty training progress. So because of my solo adventure I got to actually… pay… attention! Here’s my take today. First thought was WHAT in the world does this OT reading have to do with life now-days?? “Go to the priest and proclaim you’re unclean and he’ll just tell you to shout it from the rooftops and banish you bc you’re so unclean” – sounds real Christian? Not… But then like all things in the Old Testament – reading it in context with the new (in the Gospel) brings forth the real teaching. What I read is that same leper who would have been banished in the old covenant with all the rules and Mosaic laws humbled himself before God and BEGGED him to make him clean. Jesus touched him and made him clean out of love and pity at his humility. When is the last time you knelt down in humility and begged God to fix all the things. The little and the big? It’s not until we humble ourselves and ask that God will do the things in our life to make us better. Sometimes those things he does we don’t understand but He is making us clean and making us more like Jesus. Go, confess your transgression, your imperfections, your “please God fix my anger, my impatience…” and let Him work on you! He will make you clean! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙋🏼‍♀️

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Once again the reading from Psalm struck me. Moving through the liturgy towards Lent and Easter has been very poignant. Preparing for your first confession is sobering. It is on the minds of all my children as well. We’ve had some fantastic discussions about taking a candid look at your past and reflecting on what you find there. Wondering how you will present it to the Lord; I’ve found myself thinking of ways to pass the blame to another; looking for that out that makes me not responsible for my own actions. As a protestant I never sat down and made an inventory about the seriousness of past sins – always considering that all things were “under the blood.” It seems so foolish now this idea that I was somehow going to leave out or ignore those things and continue in Christ with out properly facing and confessing them. This examen of conscious has been painful, embarrassing, and sobering. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find there was also a positive side to this reflection. I was able for the first time to reflect on what sins I’ve conquered and ways I’ve grown and become “less a sinner” than before. It has brought such encouragement. It feels good to come out from the garden, to remove the fig leaves from my soul, and meet the Lord with openness and honesty. Pray for our family as we approach our first confession next month. #mymasstakeaway #firstconfession #catholic #catholicconvert #grace #mercy #JesusItrustinyou #stickyrosary

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Your turn:

I want to know your Mass Takeaway too! Comment with your thoughts on the readings, your pastor’s homily, or anything that struck you during your time at Mass.

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