When you don’t feel like going to Mass, remember that Mass is more than a chore. It is Jesus coming to us.
God is more proud of us when we go to Mass when we don’t want to than when we go because we want to. Going when we don’t want to shows a willingness to sacrifice comfort to go see him.
Especially with children, going to Mass can be an extreme inconvenience. And with the restrictions due to COVID-19, it could be downright difficult to go to Mass.
But Jesus said “Do this in memory of me.” The sacrifice of the Eucharist is worth it.
“The Sunday Eucharist is the foundation and confirmation of all Christian practice. For this reason the faithful are obliged to participate in the Eucharist on days of obligation, unless excused for a serious reason (for example, illness, the care of infants) or dispensed by their own pastor. Those who deliberately fail in this obligation commit a grave sin.”CCC 2181
Since the time of the Old Testament, keeping the Sabbath holy has been upheld by God’s people.
Ask the Holy Spirit to convict you with the desire to go to Mass even when doing so is outside your comfort zone. You’ll be glad you did.
Meet Jackie and Bobby Angel
Jackie Francois Angel is a full-time worship leader and speaker. Bobby Angel is a campus minister and theology teacher at a Catholic high school. Married in 2013, they have four beautiful children and strive to grow in holiness each day!