I used to sleep through Eucharistic Adoration.
When I was a kid, my mom took us to “Holy Hour” every week. I knelt down,
elbows resting on the back of the pew in front of me, hands clasped in praying
form, propping up my head.
I tried to pray, but it was so calm and quiet,
the incense was so heady, and I began drifting off to sleep.
So I sat down, and switched to reading whatever
“holy book” I brought with me. Eyes… closing… can’t keep them… open…
Then I blinked, and it was time to go.
Yes mom, I will admit it now, I often slept
Continue reading “Your Spirit Needs to Rest in the Presence of Jesus”
“Look, Mom,” my 6yo Son, Hero, whisper-exclaims as he snuggles into my arm, “It’s your favorite part of Mass!”
The priest elevates the host, proclaiming, “Behold the Lamb of God! Behold him who takes away the sins of the world.”
That part of Mass gets me every time. Continue reading “Behold the Lamb of God: My Favorite Part of Mass”
#MyMassTakeaway: Physical and Spiritual Hungers: Jesus wants to meet them all. Today is the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Find the Mass Readings here: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 12, 2018 Continue reading “The Bread of Life: What am I Hungry For?”
Today’s the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Find the Mass Readings here: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 8, 2018 Continue reading “#MyMassTakeaway: A Thorn in My Side”
Today’s the Solemnity of Corpus Christi.
Find the Mass Readings here: Solemnity of Corpus Christi, June 3, 2018 Continue reading “#MyMassTakeaway: Corpus Christi”
Give the gift of yourself like God does in the Incarnation, on the Cross, in the Eucharist.
It started with a gentle tug on my sheets and a soft whisper in my ear:
“Mom, my belly hurts.”
Those words had the power to throw me out of bed. I quickly scooped my 3yo daughter into my arms and made a stumbling dash into the bathroom. Continue reading “When You Have Nothing Left to Give, Be the Gift”
Sometimes I feel like quitting. It’s too hard to pray before bedtime; it’s much easier to turn on Netflix. It’s easier to press like on the latest post begging for donations to send to Haiti; it’s a lot harder to budget the money to send.too hard to speak up about controversial topics, I’d much rather just mind my own business. It’s more socially acceptable to laugh along with the gossip than to interject some blatantly kind words, or suddenly change the subject. Many times, every day, and every week, I am faced with the choice: follow Jesus, or turn away.
Continue reading “Will You Also Go Away?”