Fr. Josh answers questions about how to make time for prayer when you are busy, what do when you are struggling to attend and participate in Mass as a new mom with a baby, and how Eucharistic miracles strengthen our belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.
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When we pray in the morning, we give God the first fruits of our day.
Making Time for Prayer
Hey Father Josh I hope you are doing well. I just had a quick question about prayer and reading the Bible. I want to say certain prayers and read the bible daily, but I often find myself in a busy day either procrastinating to do so or when I do decide to do it, rushing through it to get it done and moving on to the next task of the day. Even during breaks I will find myself rushing so that I can spend some downtime. How do you think I can break these habits and balance prayer and reading scripture effectively with other work? Any advice is appreciated, thank you in advance.
Attending Mass with a Baby
HELLOOOOOOOOOOO FATHER JOSH!
As a new mom, I am struggling with attending and participating in mass with my baby. I find myself being distracted by her when we attend mass. My attention is split between taking care of my baby and trying to participate in the mass. When my husband is unable to attend mass, due to work, I find myself staying home. I know missing Sunday’s mass is a sin. However, the thought of attending mass by myself with the baby gives me such anxiety that I skip it. What do you do when the biggest blessing in your life is keeping/distracting you from the Lord? Praying for you Father Josh! We need more holy priest like yourself!
Hi Fr. Josh,
As we approach the feast of Corpus Christi, I was wondering if you could share ways I can continue to grow in my confidence in the belief that the Eucharist is truly the body of Christ. I attend Mass regularly and try to receive the Eucharist with as much reverence as possible, but sometimes it doesn’t feel like I’m truly consuming Jesus, I often don’t feel anything. The reality that it’s truly his body is beautiful but also hard to grasp and a little mind boggling. I wish that I could actually see a Eucharistic miracle to strengthen my belief. I know there have been quite a few Eucharistic miracles, could you share some examples on the podcast?
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Meet Fr. Josh Johnson
While Fr. Josh was raised Catholic, he didn’t like the Church growing up. Then, one day in adoration, he fell in love with Jesus and received the call to become a priest.
Now, Fr. Josh is the Vocations Director of the Diocese of Baton Rouge in Louisiana. He is a presenter in four of Ascension’s programs: Altaration, YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body, The 99, and Connected: Catholic Social Teaching for This Generation, as well as the author of Broken and Blessed: An Invitation to My Generation, Pocket Guide to Adoration, and co-author of Pocket Guide to Reconciliation.