Do we really worship God? Do we give Him his dues? Or do we just roll around on Sundays, shut the alarm clocks, sleep “five more minutes” and then realize we are so late for Church and just have breakfast/brunch and watch a rerun on Keeping up with the Kardashians?
I know, it is so tempting to sleep in on Sundays, especially when Mass is offered so early in the USA.* Especially when it seems to be the only day we can sleep in. Or when it seems to be the one day we can really rest after spending Saturday catching up with everything else we didn’t do during our busy weekdays. I know. I have been there. I have missed Holy Sunday Day of Obligation because I was so busy just… catching up on some really needed zzzz’s.
But who do we really worship? It’s one thing to miss Mass one day for whatever reason, and another to miss Mass because we’re binge watching THAT show one Netflix or Keeping up with whomever!
Piggybacking on my post from 6/20/2016, Of Clutter and the Kingdom of God, are we really putting God first? Just a thought to put out there in your mind. I am not talking about clutter and stuff now. I am talking about people you put above God. You know, that TV show you follow. Or that artist you just can’t get enough of.
Are you putting them above God? Are you missing Mass, not saying your usual prayers, looking at sinful stuff (yes, I am looking at you, 50 Shades of Grey fans and others) because you just think that Mass is boring?
Just remember that Mass is practice for Heaven. Can we at least dedicate one hour a week to God? That’s all He asks from us, and He still doesn’t usually get as much, but those soap operas, oh My Word, we are not missing them. Oh my Lord. We are not missing that opportunity to binge watch Game of Thrones (or whatever other show you binge watch)??
Just something to think about. Most parishes offer several opportunities to receive Our Lord in the Eucharist in the Mass several times a weekend (with Saturday Vigil(s) included), and we still somehow just not plan accordingly.
*In Mexico, there used to be Sunday Masses as late as 1800h.