Last Sunday at mass, our priest discussed the 3-day mission that was to start that evening and run through Tuesday evening. As I sat listening, it sounded like something I’d enjoy. I had a moment of realizing I was aging as I always thought of missions as something my Mom attended. Our philosophies about them are the same…if the priest conducting it gives good talks, the time flies by and it’s so worthwhile. I had a feeling that would be the case with these missions. So, Sunday evening came and I sat there engrossed in what the priest had to say. The material was probably too controversial for some as he got into politics a little but that didn’t bother me one bit. Specifically, he discussed pride, envy, anger. sloth, gluttony, lust and greed. He gave clear examples of how we abuse these each and every day….yet also gave us ways of how we can be better people when we realize the consequences of our actions.
Even though it made for long days, it was so worth it. I’m really glad I went. I needed to hear those things. I needed to be reminded of how I could be a better Christian, a better person. Throughout the rest of this Lenten season and beyond, I hope to constantly remember the words I heard. I don’t want to get too comfortable in my beliefs and want to keep pushing myself.